Two suspects arrested in Roodepoort for possession of explosives

Intelligence driven operation by various law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of two suspects on, Monday the 14th January 2019 in Roodepoort, for possession of explosives.

The duo was arrested by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Johannesburg SAPS Crime Intelligence, Johannesburg Metro Police Department and Gauteng Trans members that conducted close observations after receiving information on suspects dealing with explosives around Cresswell.

The suspects who were driving a grey BMW 320i were intercepted by the police after they were spotted along Potassium Street in Cresswell in Roodepoort at approximately 11:30. During the search 210 blasting cartridges and 100 safety fuses were found in the boot of the vehicle. A 41-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were arrested for being in possession of explosives.

The Provincial management of the police in, commended the team members from different law enforcement agencies who worked together to recover explosives that might be used to commit crime like Cash-In-Transit robberies, ATM bombings and illegal mining.

The arrested suspects will be appearing at Roodepoort Magistrate Court in due course.

Source: South African Police Service