Members of the Upington Public Order Police received information about a man “going around threatening people with a firearm”.
A 43-YEAR-old man is expected to appear in court soon on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition following his arrest by the Upington police on Sunday.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela said the arrest was triggered by information received by members of the Upington Public Order Police about a man “going around threatening people with a firearm”.
“They initiated a search operation immediately and the said suspect was apprehended in Paballelo. A thorough search was conducted of his vehicle and a pistol and ammunition was found in his possession,” said Masegela.
The acting district commissioner, Brigadier Johnny Besnaar, commended the “vigilant” police members for a job well done.