Trio nabbed for possession of explosives, Beitbridge

South African Police Service

Trio nabbed for possession of explosives, Beitbridge
Trio nabbed for possession of explosives, Beitbridge. Photo: SAPS

The South African Police Service in Lompopo are still hitting hard on criminal syndicates in all the Clusters including in the Ports of Entry.

This became evident when a sting joint search operation was conducted on 4 August 2018, at the Beitbridge Port of Entry. A truck was stopped at the SARS scanner for scanning purposes. Upon scanning, a suspicious image inside the trailer horse of the truck was identified and subsequently recovered the following consignment of explosives with the estimated street value of R300 000.00: 750 blasting cartridges explosives and rolls of explosive cables. The truck was also confiscated.

Subsequent to these recoveries, three suspects aged between 36 and 45 were arrested for possession of explosives.

The origin and destination of these explosives are still being determined. The suspects will appear before the Musina Magistrate Court soon. The Police investigations are continuing.

The Saps Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has welcomed this great achievement by these joint operation on both hands and he encouraged all members of the Police especially the operational, to double their efforts in dealing with this crime category head on which remain a thorn within the business communities.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service