Hartbeespoort and Brits police arrested a total of six suspects in possession of explosives in three separate incidents the past two weeks.
On 19 July, Hartbeespoort police’s Crime Prevention Unit (CPU), K9 unit and Brits Trio Task team acted on information and arrested a suspect with a gym bag full of explosives in Mooinooi. More was discovered under his bed in his home.
Three days later, the same police teams arrested two men selling explosives in Mooinooi. Police intercepted two men in a silver Ford Figo. They tried to flee but the police caught them. Explosives were found in the vehicle.
On Tuesday night Hartbeespoort police again received information about suspects dealing in exlosives in Brits.
An operational team was deployed to a fuel station where the deal was supposed to take place. Police confronted the suspects and one tried to flee but was caught. Two women and a man were arrested after police found explosives in their vehicles.
All the suspects were arrested for the illegal possession of explosives. The explosives are estimated to be worth over R100 000.