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Rifle stolen in Eastern Cape recovered in Free State

Suspect bust on his way to trade the weapon

The rifle, silencer and 16 live rounds of ammunition.
The rifle, silencer and 16 live rounds of ammunition.
Image: SAPS

Free State police have apprehended a man in possession of a stolen rifle, silencer and live rounds of ammunition. 

The weapon is believed to have been stolen in the Eastern Cape.

Lt-Col Thabo Covane said officers had received information that the 28-year-old suspect was on his way to trade the rifle.

A case of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition was opened at Boithuso police station.

The suspect will appear in the Botshabelo magistrate's court on Monday.

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