An enhanced visibility coupled with quick thinking and curiosity paid off on Saturday, 30 December 2017 when the police in Vorstershoop near Vryburg nabbed two suspects both aged 35 for illegal possession of firearm at approximately 11:00.

The pair was nabbed after the curious police who were on patrol came across a suspicious shoe print tracks near Nuutbegin Game Reserve and followed it.

The track led the police to the suspects who were found at Toadshoop farm in possession of a firearm. The suspects were arrested after they failed to account for the firearm as well as their presence in the farm.

The duo is expected to appear in the Vryburg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 2 January 2018 for possession of illegal firearm.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane commended the members for the arrest and seizing of the firearm. She said that the police will continue with proactive actions to discourage criminal activities and arrest those who commit crime.