Bethelsdorp police seize explosive detonators

South African Police Service

Bethelsdorp police seize explosive detonators
Bethelsdorp police seize explosive detonators. Photo: SAPS

The SAPS back to basic approach on enhanced and intensive police visibility continues to yield positive results in the Bethelsdorp area. During the early hours of 9 March 2018, members from Bethelsdorp were patrolling Greenfields area when they noticed three suspicious males walking in the direction of their approaching vehicle.

One of them was carrying a plastic bag with him. As soon as the patrol van approached them, they dropped the bag and started running in different directions. On inspecting the contents inside the bag, the members found detonator wires.

The Bomb Disposal Unit was contacted and confirmed that these were explosive detonator wires commonly used to blast ATM’s.

No suspects were arrested and the wires were confiscated. Police investigations continue.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service