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Galeshewe man bust with illegal firearm, 92 cellphones

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A 45-year-old man was arrested in Galeshewe after an illegal firearm, ammunition and 92 cellphones with an estimated value of R200,000 were found in his possession.

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A 45-YEAR-old man was arrested by members of the Frances Baard Crime Intelligence and the Kimberley K9 and Flying Squad units after a firearm, ammunition and 92 cellphones with an estimated value of R200,000 were found in his possession.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Sam said the suspect was arrested in Galeshewe on Friday, March 18.

“The team responded to information about possible drug dealing at a house in Maphutha Street in Galeshewe and obtained a search warrant and raided the said house. A 7.65mm firearm, three live rounds of ammunition and one magazine, valued at R5,000, were seized. Ninety-two cellphones, with an estimated value of R200,000, as well as dagga, with an estimated street value of R370.50, were also confiscated,” said Sam.

He added that the suspect is expected to appear in the Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court soon.

“The suspect will appear on charges of possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition as well as possession of stolen property.”

The Galeshewe station commander, Brigadier Belinda Rikhotso, praised the SAPS members for “the meticulous and professional search-and-seizure operation that led to the arrest and recovery of suspected stolen property”.

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