- South Africa Police have arrested four suspects who were stopped during a routine patrol along the N4
- They were found to be in possession of firearms, liquor, cigarettes and what was believed to be explosives
- The four suspects are believed to be responsible for allegedly robbing a business where a safe was detonated with explosives
The South African Police Service (SAPS) have arrested four suspects in Nelspruit who were in possession of firearms and what the police believe were explosive devices.
The four suspects are believed to be responsible for a recent burglary of a business in which cash and other undisclosed items were stolen.
The police made the arrest during a routine patrol along the N4 when a VW Golf was spotted driving suspiciously. One of the passengers exited the car before disappearing into some bushes. Upon stopping the car they found the occupants in possession of three guns and what they believed were explosives.
The suspects also had a bag full of cash, liquor and cigarettes. These were similar items reported stolen during a burglary that night at a bottle store in Mjejane Trust near Malelana.
The criminals who robbed the store used explosives to detonate the safe and made off with liquor, cigarettes and cash.
The suspects will appear before the Tonga Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 05 October 2020 on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Earlier, SABC has reported an arrest in KwaZulu-Natal. The Hawks were the arresting party and apprehended four people on the morning of Friday, 2 October. The arrest was in connection with alleged fraud that the four had committed.
The four were connected to an irregular catering tender to the value of R20 million over the period of 2016 and 2017.
Spokesperson for the Hawks, Simphiwe Mhlongo, stated that the tender scandal was happening at the office of the Premier.
In other news, six CIT thieves have been arrested after a robbery in Burgersfort, Limpopo earlier this week. It was reported that an unknown number of suspects exploded an armoured vehicle and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
After the implementation of a 72-Hour Activation Plan, law enforcement officers were led to hideaways in Polokwane, Mokopane and Lebowakgomo where six suspects were arrested. Law enforcement confiscated five vehicles at the scene.
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