Man nabbed for transporting explosives across Beitbridge border

Man nabbed for transporting explosives across Beitbridge border

A 27-year-old suspect was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning after police uncovered explosives on his truck. 

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The man was on his way from Zimbabwe headed to Alberton, south of Johannesburg.  

According to Limpopo police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe, the Musina Bomb Disposal Unit was also on site. 

“The explosives were carried in packaged boxes and loaded inside a truck trailer. The driver was directed towards the searching bay and when the packages were subsequently opened,” he said. 

More than 100 units of blasting cartridges and 100 units of explosives accessories were discovered.  

“He will soon appear in Musina Magistrate's Court on charges of possession of explosive materials. 

“The origin of the explosives and motive is not known at this stage. However, police investigations are continuing.” 

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