Foreign nationals arrested at Beitbrigde border for allegedly smuggling explosives

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Three foreign nationals, a woman and two males were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 12 January 2022 by the police at Beitbridge Border Post for allegedly being in possession of commercial explosives.

The Police were called by members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) after they came across the three suspects near the SANDF Support Base, crossing the borderline from Zimbabwe to South Africa carrying a backpack and two luggage bags.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the suspects aged between 31 and 33 were arrested and taken to Musina Police station where their luggages were searched and commercial explosives were discovered.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has hailed the splendid work that was executed by the Police in collaboration with members of the SANDF for stopping the suspects in their tracks while smuggling explosives. “Explosives of this nature were in the past found to have been used in ATM bombings at some places in the Province and the arrest of these suspects will potentially assist the police in curbing this crime,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The three suspects are expected to appear in Musina magistrate court soon facing charges of unlawful possession and smuggling of explosives.

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