During the search, officers discovered a homemade shotgun, 20 homemade revolvers, and an undisclosed amount of unaccounted ammunition

Durban Metro Police Service (DMPS) has arrested a man for illegally manufacturing guns and selling them.

DMPS spokesperson, Supt Boysie Zungu, said that officers received information about the suspect allegedly making and selling homemade firearms in the Efolweni area.

Following up on the tip, a team was dispatched to investigate.

“After arriving at the Ensimbini area, officers were able to locate a suspect and conducted a search of the premises”

“During the search, officers discovered a homemade shotgun, 20 homemade revolvers, and an undisclosed amount of unaccounted ammunition”

During the search, officers discovered a homemade shotgun, 20 homemade revolvers, and an undisclosed amount of unaccounted ammunition
During the search, officers discovered a homemade shotgun, 20 homemade revolvers, and an undisclosed amount of unaccounted ammunition. Photo: Durban Metro Police

“The suspect was promptly arrested and taken to the Efolweni South African Police Service station for further processing,” Zungu said.

Illegal firearms have been a major concern for South African law enforcement agencies, with incidents of gun violence on the rise.

During the search, officers discovered a homemade shotgun, 20 homemade revolvers, and an undisclosed amount of unaccounted ammunition
During the search, officers discovered a homemade shotgun, 20 homemade revolvers, and an undisclosed amount of unaccounted ammunition. Photo: Durban Metro Police

“The Durban Metro Police Service is committed to cracking down on illegal firearms and working towards a safer community for all residents,” said Zungu.

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