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Police get 14 day extension to hold gun suspects

Two men in police custody may be held for another 14 days in connection with a firearm investigation.

Chief Justice Richard Ground ruled that the pair should remain in custody to allow officers sufficient time to gather forensic evidence.

His ruling was made at a Supreme Court hearing yesterday morning.

Mr Justice Ground also imposed a ban preventing the media from reporting the suspects names.

The men are being held under a 2010 amendment to the Firearms Amendment Act, which permits authorities to hold suspects for up to 31 days without charge.

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Published November 09, 2011 at 8:58 am (Updated November 09, 2011 at 8:57 am)

Police get 14 day extension to hold gun suspects

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