Harrismith police arrested a 21-year-old man on Sunday after he was caught allegedly transporting illegal ammunition to another man in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal.

According to police, at the Montrose shopping center at the gas station on the N3 there was a carrying bag for a suspicious-looking man.

“They came over and searched his bag,” the police said in a statement.

“They found 25 live cartridges inside, and a 21-year-old boy was arrested.”

After questioning, the suspect led police to a house in Bergville, where a second suspect was arrested who was allegedly waiting to receive ammunition.

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“He was found with a firearm, one store with eight rounds of ammunition.”

Both suspects are due to appear before Harrismith’s Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Free State Police Commissioner Lt. Gen. Bailey Matvenyan applauded the officers for their arrests.

“The proliferation of firearms and ammunition must be stopped, and the only person who can do that is a patriotic citizen of this country, working with the police,” Matvenyan added.

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