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Eight suspects arrested for amongst others possession of stolen property and unlicensed firearms

POTCHEFSTROOM – Jouberton Police apprehended eight suspects between the ages of 18 and 58 at Jouberton, outside Klerksdorp on Friday, 13 January 2023, in connection with the alleged possession of two unlicensed firearms, stolen property, counterfeit goods, dangerous weapons and stock theft. According to information at our disposal, police received information and operationalised it, leading to a house in Extension 14.

Upon the police’s arrival at the house, they found eight suspects (five females and three males) and searched the house. Furthermore police found two firearms, live rounds of ammunition, suspected stolen shoes, plasma tv, laptops, a cash register, counterfeit money production equipment, old South African money and US dollar notes of which the suspects could not account for. Moreover, police found a slaughtered cow at the back of the house and the suspects could also not account for it.

The eight suspects were immediately arrested and one, who is a minor, was released in the care of her older sister. The other seven suspects are expected to appear before the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 16 January 2023.

Provincial Police Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, congratulated the Jouberton Detectives for acting swiftly in arresting the suspects. Lieutenant General Kwena also thanked the members of the community for being the eyes and ears of the police, ensuring that the suspects were brought to book.

Source: South African Police Service