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3 Zimbabwean nationals arrested in SA for smuggling explosives

Three Zimbabwean nationals carrying explosives were intercepted by members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in Musina.

Captain Moses Semono of the Limpopo Joint Technical Headquarters said this was a case of possible Automated Teller Machine (ATM) explosion attempts.

The explosives consisted of six reels of detonating cord, 50 units of connector capped fuses and 65 units of blasting cartridges, all valued at around R38 000.

Semono said the three undocumented suspects aged between 31 and 33-years-old were intercepted at the Beitbridge port of entry. He said:

The suspects were entering South Africa illegally carrying sixty-five blasting cartridges of Superpower 90 emulsion explosives, together with connector capped fuses, as well as Reels of Detonating Cords.

The suspects were handed over to the South African Police Services (SAPS) bomb disposal unit in Musina.

Upon arrival at the police station, the suspects’ luggage was searched and commercial explosives were discovered.

The trio will appear before the Musina Magistrate’s Court with charges of unlawful possession and the smuggling of explosives. – (Pindula)

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