Police in Bela-Bela, Limpopo arrested a couple aged 20 and 22 for Possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, following a tip-off on 03 May 2023.

It is alleged that Police received the information about the suspects who were in possession of an unlicensed firearm. They were at a hair salon, next to the old clinic in Bela Bela.

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The Police immediately followed the information and searched the said premises. They then found a 1x Glock pistol, 1x magazine and ammunition. It was hidden behind the wardrobe in the bedroom of the suspects.

Bela-Bela couple arrested for possession of unlicensed fireman
Bela-Bela couple arrested for possession of unlicensed fireman

The female suspect alleged that the firearm belonged to her deceased father. However, preliminary investigations by Police revealed that the firearm was reported stolen in October 2021 at Wonderboom SAPS in Gauteng Province. Both suspects were arrested.


The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers has applauded the Police for the arrest. Suspects will appear in Bela Bela Magistrate court on Friday, May for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.