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Northern Cape man nabbed with illegal firearms and ammunition worth R7m

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A 46-year-old suspect has been arrested for being illegally in possession and dealing in firearms worth millions of rand.

Police pounced on the shop in Upington and arrested a 46-year-old male. Picture: SAPS

A 46-YEAR-old Northern Cape man will spend the weekend behind bars after he was arrested of Friday morning for allegedly being illegally in possession and dealing in firearms and ammunition worth millions of rand.

The Hawks said the team responded to a tip-off regarding weapons stored at a shop on Schroder street in Upington.

“A search and seizure operation was conducted and during the search iPads, cell phones, memory sticks, external hard-drives, hand radios, airsoft rifles, hunting rifles, shotguns, .303 rifle bullet and empty cartridges with an estimated value of R7 million,” said spokesperson Katlego Mogale.

Mogale said the suspect will appear in the Upington Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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