via 7 Zimbabweans held in SA with explosives 11 August 2014
SOUTH African police, last Friday, arrested seven Zimbabweans for smuggling into the neighbouring country explosives, detonators and blasting cartridges said to be used in bank robberies.
SA police spokesperson for Limpopo province, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said: “Information was received that explosives will be smuggled through the border.
“An operation was staged and the vehicle suspected to be carrying the alleged explosives was stopped, searched and found loaded with explosives (12 detonators and 12 blasting cartridges) hidden in the panel of the vehicle.”
Brigadier Mulaudzi said they arrested and detained 13 people who were in the car but later released those not related to the case.
He said the seven suspects, who include the driver of the vehicle, would be charged for possession and smuggling of explosives.
There has been an increase in the number of Zimbabweans being arrested in South Africa with explosives.