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Boy (16) arrested with firearm, ammunition, Wentworth

Police in Wentworth were conducting patrols in the early hours of 11 March 2023 on Reiger Road, Wentworth when they spotted a suspicious-looking man.

A search was conducted and he was found in possession of a firearm with three rounds of ammunition concealed in the body. The 16-year-old boy was immediately placed under arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He is expected to appear before the Child Justice Court on 17 March 2023.

Police also spotted a vehicle which was parked at a certain house along Barrackpur Road in Merebank. Suddenly an unknown man jumped into a passenger seat and the driver sped off.

Police successfully traced the vehicle and a search was conducted.

The passenger, aged 45 years old, was found in possession of 12 mandrax tablets. He suspect appeared before the Wentworth Magistratesā€™ Court on 13 March 2023.

The matter was remanded 20 March 2023.

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