7 Zimbabweans Arrested At Beitbridge Border Post For Smuggling Explosives Into South Africa
SAPS Limpopo provincial police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed that South African police had arrested seven Zimbabweans at Beitbridge Border Post for smuggling explosives into the neighbouring country.
The suspects are aged between 32 and 39, among them a woman, were arrested on Thursday night last week. Said Colonel Ngoepe:
The suspects were arrested during an operation conducted in Musina and at the Beitbridge port of entry. The seven suspects, including a woman, were stopped in their tracks after their suspicious vehicle was stopped and searched and 50 fused caps and 10 blasting cartridges were confiscated. The origin of the explosives is still being determined and we suspect that this might be part of a bigger syndicate involved in armed robberies and possibly linked to the recent spate of cash-in-transit heists. However, we are still conducting investigations