South Africa’s Members of the Beitbridge Task Team, who guard the border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe, arrested two suspects with explosives during a stop and search along the N1 between Musina and Beitbridge on Friday.
Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, said members of the Beitbridge Task Team the duo was in a blue Toyota Corolla sedan. IOL cites him as saying:
Upon searching the vehicle, the members found four bags in the boot of the car containing two hundred and forty seven (247) blasting cartridges, 1 250 connector capped fuses and seven reels of detonating cords.
Ledwaba said the two suspects were immediately apprehended on the spot while the explosives, as well as the motor vehicle, were confiscated.
In a separate incident last month, IOL reported that a 30-year-old South African man appeared before the Beitbridge Magistrate’s Court in Zimbabwe after he was arrested for allegedly smuggling a pistol and 50 rounds of live ammunition into the neighbouring country.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, it was reported that three foreign nationals, one woman and two men, were arrested by the police at the Beitbridge border post for allegedly being in possession of commercial explosives.
The suspects were arrested as they crossed into South Africa from Zimbabwe.