Two suspected suppliers of explosives to appear in court

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga|

Two suspected suppliers of explosives commonly used  during ATM bombings, robberies and illicit mining, are expected to appear before the Roodepoort  Magistrate Court today.

They are facing charges of possession of explosives and for being in the country illegally. The two suspects were arrested by Gauteng Organised Crime Detectives on Monday evening, 05 October 2020 .

The police found 39 explosive gels with igniting cables commonly utilised for illegal mining, ATM and CIT bombings.

Police also seized the suspects’ vehicle as an instrument used during the commission of crime.

Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela welcomed the arrest, commending the team for their relentless efforts geared at dealing decisively with often violent trio crimes (hijackings, house and business robberies) such as illegal mining, ATM and cash-in- transit bombings that continue to instil fear in communities.

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