Wentworth man nabbed with firearms and explosive device

DURBAN – On Friday, 11 September 2020 at 03:30, police officers from the National Public Order Police embarked on an operation at Wentworth to curb crime.
Whist they were busy on Engelbrecht Road, they spotted a vehicle driving recklessly on the road. The said vehicle was stopped and the suspect attempted to flee the scene. The police officers gave chase and the suspect resisted arrest but he was placed under arrest. The suspect’s vehicle was searched. A shotgun, hand grenade and 660 tablets of mandrax to the value of R33 000 was found inside the vehicle. Two pistols with 33 various rounds of ammunition was also found on the suspect. Investigations revealed that one of the pistols was stolen during a house robbery at Wentworth during February 2020.
The 32-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, possession of explosives, possession of drugs, reckless and negligent driving and resisting arrest. He appeared before the Durban Magistrate’s Court on 11 September 2020. He was remanded in custody until 18 September 2020 for a formal bail application.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula welcomed the arrest of the suspect. “I am pleased with the number of arrests made at Wentworth to curb criminality in that area,” he said.

Source: South African Police Service