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Man held for illegal firearms, ammunition

2014-05-06 13:20 Johannesburg - A man was arrested in Soweto after he was allegedly found in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

"Police were tipped off on Monday night that a man kept firearms and ammunition at his house, police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said.

Police found three unlicensed firearms, 14 rounds of ammunition for a 9mm pistol, and 40 rounds for a revolver.

Police also found US currency and a briefcase full of blank cheques.

Makhubela said stripped car parts were also found.

The 39-year-old man would be charged with possession of stolen property, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, and fraud.