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Cops uncover hidden ammunition on farm

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After receiving a tip-off from the public, the Keimoes police assembled a search team and uncovered illegal ammunition buried on a farm near the Lutzputs road.

The Keimoes police uncovered multiple rounds of ammunition buried on a farm. Pictures: SAPS

THE KEIMOES police in the ZF Mgcawu District of the Northern Cape were alerted by the public about potential illicit ammunition buried on a farm near the Lutzputs road on April 3.

In response, the police formulated a search strategy and put together a task force consisting of the Detectives, Crime Prevention, and K9 units to investigate the area. Their efforts resulted in the discovery of 350 rounds of 9mm ammunition and 200 rounds of LMG calibre ammunition.

Provincial SAPS spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Sam said the police are not ruling out the possibility of additional ammunition and firearms being hidden in the area and, consequently, are continuing to comb the region with search teams.

Despite the significant find, no arrests have been made so far. The police are urging anyone with information regarding the origin of the ammunition to contact them via the toll-free line 08600 10111 or the MySAPS app. All information received will be kept strictly confidential.

The acting provincial commissioner of the SAPS in the Northern Cape, Major-General Luntu Ngubelanga, expressed appreciation for the search teams’ efforts and thanked the public for their crucial information, which aids in the removal of illegal firearms and ammunition from the hands of criminals.

The Keimoes police uncovered multiple rounds of ammunition buried on a farm. Pictures: SAPS

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