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SA Police have arrested a Tanzanian national found in possession of drugs and a firearm

Last Thursday night the Empangeni; rural Kwa-Zulu Natal; cluster police; acting on a tip-off; arrested a foreign national; after they caught him with an illegal gun; six live rounds of ammunition and drugs.

The Empangeni; South African Police Services (SAPS) task team; got a tip-off that a foreign man had been seen carrying drugs and a an unlicenced revolver. They wasted no time and headed to Dumisane Makhaye Village; where they found a man with drugs and a firearm in a house.

Drugs and an unlicenced .38 police special revolver with six rounds of live ammunition together with illegal drugs; were found in a Tanzanian national's house.

A 38 year-old Tanzanian man; was arrested at Dumisani Makhaye Village; on Thursday night. The man appeared at Empangeni Magistrate’s Court last Friday; for possession of drugs and an unlicenced firearm.

The spokesperson for the SAPS in King Cetshwayo police cluster; Captain Siyanda Shangase said; they went to the suspect’s house for a a search and seizure.

The man who is a native of Tanzania appeared at Empangeni Magistrate’s Court for possession of drugs and an unlicenced firearm on Friday .

According to a local newspaper; Shangase revealed that the drugs were wrapped in cut up black refuse bags were recovered; together with an unlicenced .38 police special revolver; with six live rounds of ammunition.

The foreign suspect was remanded in police custody for further investigation. He was expected to appear at the same court again for a formal bail application. 

The SAPS in King Cetshwayo police cluster; did not reveal the street value of the drugs seized from the Tanzanian. However; it is fortunate that harmful drugs were removed from the streets.

The police also did not reveal whether the Tanzanian national was documented or not.

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