2 men from Zimbabwe arrested crossing to South Africa with explosives

Efforts by the police at Beitbridge Border Post to combat the smuggling of illegal goods continue to show success. In the early hours of Thursday, May 30, 2024, two suspects, aged 32 and 42, were arrested for attempting to smuggle commercial explosives into the country.

Duo arrested

The arrests occurred around 00:30 as the suspects were crossing into South Africa from Zimbabwe in a Toyota Quantum with a trailer. During a search of the vehicle, police discovered commercial explosives concealed inside bags.

The Musina Explosive Unit was called to the scene and confiscated 124 blasting cartridges and at least 109 safety fuses.

Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, the Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, praised the officers for their vigilance in intercepting the smugglers.

The suspects are scheduled to appear in Musina Magistrate’s Court on Friday, May 31, 2024, to face charges of smuggling and possession of explosives.


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