Two suspects remanded in custody for possession of explosives

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Two suspects aged 29 and 43 appeared before the Barberton Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of possession of explosives and were remanded in custody. They were arrested on Wednesday, 12 January 2022.It is reported that this explosives are mainly used for ATM bombings.

According to the information, police in Barberton were tracing a murder suspect when they came across a white Fiat bakkie with occupants, they then saw one of the occupants toss the lunchbox he was holding inside the bakkie, prompting them to stop and investigate. 

Mpumalanga Police Spokesperson Selby Mohlala said the police searched the vehicle and found 4 metres of detonating cord and 12 x superpower Zambia blasting cartridges and the suspects were swiftly arrested.

The Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has expressed her appreciation for the alertness and focus of the members when conducting their patrols.

The suspects will appear in court again on 21 January 2022, for formal bail application.

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