Crime in SA | Zim nationals caught with blasting cartridges, explosives

JOHANNESBURG - Three Zimbabwean nationals have been arrested after being found in possession of blasting cartridges and explosives in Benoni.

Ekurhuleni Metro Police tried to stop the suspects but they refused and a chase ensued.

Their car lost control and smashed into a steel road barrier.

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They then abandoned the car and ran into a nearby field where they were nabbed.

Police found 11 blasting cartridges and 25 capped fuses hidden under a jacket.

After being interrogated, the suspects confirmed they have more explosives at their residence.

When police arrived at the address, they found 341 blasting cartridges in a plastic bag.

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The police searched another property and found 316 capped fuses concealed in white maize meal bags.

The suspects, including a 20-year-old woman, are facing charges of possession of explosives.

They could also face other charges under the Migrations Act.

They will appear in court soon.


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