Man busted by Hawks for possession of live ammo and 9 explosives

Man busted by Hawks for possession of live ammo and 9 explosives

A man from Free State has been arrested and is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court after he was busted in possession of crates full of live ammo and 9 explosives.

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The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit swooped in on a 53-year old man from Free State.

The man, identified as Josef Markus Fourie, was found in possession of crates full of live ammunition and 9 explosives.

The Citizen reported that the Hawks, and the Northern Cape Crime Intelligence, received a tip-off that Fourie was keeping the illegal loot at his premises in Spitskop.

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Fourie was arrested on Thursday, 15 August and is expected back in the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 19 August, Briefly.co.za learnt.

The ammo and explosives have been confiscated for further investigation and the case was postponed until more is learned, according to a report by News24.

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Fourie has since been released on R5 000 bail.

Man busted by Hawks for possession of live ammo and 9 explosives

The ammo was found in crates. (Image Source: News24)
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