A search of a vehicle outside Grahamstown has revealed several firearms which were allegedly hidden in the boot.
Police spokesman Captain Mali Govender said members of the Grahamstown Highway patrol working on a vehicle checkpoint on the N2 had received information to look out for a silver vehicle with two occupants believed to be in possession of firearms.
The two patrol members drove in the direction of Port Elizabeth and spotted the vehicle about five kilometres outside Grahamstown.
They turned and drove back and once again spotted the vehicle with four male occupants driving in the opposite direction and at a high speed.
They called for assistance and gave chase. Members of the Grahamstown Crime Prevention Unit assisted and the vehicle was brought to a halt.
Govender said three nine millimeter guns, 27 rounds of ammunities and three magazines were seized.
The suspects face charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and possession of ammunition.
Investigative work has revealed that two of the firearms were stolen during a recent housebreaking.
The suspects will appear in the Grahamstown Magistrate’s Court next week.