The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation members found over 3000 live ammunition buried on the farm just outside Polokwane. It was discovered on Tuesday, 23 November 2021.

This follows information received on 10 August 2021 by the Hawks team about miscellaneous ammunition that was allegedly buried at Biesjesfontein Bylsteel farm.

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A preliminary investigation ensued resulting in a subsequent search warrant executed at the farm.

Ammunition found buried at a Polokwane farm
Ammunition found in Polokwane


The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation members in Limpopo assisted by the Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC). The Tactical Response Team (TRT) and Explosives unit started digging up at the specified location on the farm and found 2190 R5 rifle ammunition and 1075 9mm ammunition buried.

All ammunition found was seized for further investigation, and no arrests were made pending the ongoing investigation.

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