Suspect arrested with mine explosives

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Mooinooi for the illegal possession of explosives after swift reaction by the police.

The explosives found in the suspect’s possession.

Members of the Hartbeespoortdam Crime Prevention and K9 unit, and the Brits district Trio task team received information on Tuesday about a suspicious man who was seen around Spar Complex in Mooinooi area. The police officers responded immediately and found and arrested the suspect. They found explosives wrapped in a towel in a gym bag in his possession. He pretended to be going to the gym. Police went to where the suspect lives and discovered more explosives stashed under his bed. It was established that the suspect works at a local mine.

The man will appear in the Brits Magistrates’ Court this week on charges of illegal possession of explosives.