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Three men held for possession of 18 R5 rifle bullets in Bloemfontein

BLOEMFONTEIN, November 23 – Three men were arrested for the illegal possession of rifle ammunition in Mangaung near Bloemfontein on Thursday, Free State police said.

Police spokesperson Constable Wendy Nkabi said members of the Parkweg task team raided a house after receiving a tip-off about a suspected stolen firearm and ammunition.

“Upon executing the search at the house, 18 R5 rifle rounds were retrieved from the plastic bucket which was found hidden outside at the back of the house.”

Further investigation would be conducted to trace the lawful owner as well as to establish any usage of such ammunition in other serious and violent crimes in and around Bloemfontein, said Nkabi.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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