Brits man arrested by Hawks for illegal weapons

The Hawks arrested a 51-year-old man in Brits on Wednesday for the illegal possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation, assisted by members of Provincial Crime Intelligence, Brits Tactical Response Team and Local Criminal Record Centre, arrested the man after following up on information.

“The suspect’s home was searched where an assortment of firearms and ammunition were allegedly found which included, a 9mm pistol, a shotgun, two rifles, a dart gun and a large quantity of ammunition,” said Hawks spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso. The firearms and ammunition were seized for further investigation.

The suspect is expected to make his first appearance before the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 18 September 2020.