Ten men aged between 25 and 34 will appear at the Carolina Magistrate’s Court on 22 July 2019, on charges of possession of explosives as well as firearms and ammunition without a licence.
The suspects were arrested on 21 July 2019, within the Carolina policing precinct after the sector patrol team received information about a minibus that was carrying kidnapped children. The members responded swiftly and intercepted the minibus. Upon searching it, three firearms and ammunition, two of which are not licensed, four explosive devices, cigarettes and cash amounting to almost R7 000 were found.
Police further established that there was no kidnapping that had taken place but the suspects may have committed a business robbery earlier in the day around Mayflower.
The suspects were then arrested and will appear at the above-mentioned court before appearing for the robbery (business) at Mayflower, at a later date.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma praised the determination of the members as well as the cooperation from the community. He stated that this incident brings to twelve the total number of unlawful firearms recovered since Thursday. General Zuma said that this was indicative of the resolve by our policemen and women to rid our communities from the scourge of illegal firearms.
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