A 34-year-old suspected cash-in-transit explosives dealer was arrested in the early hours of Thursday, 25 November 2021 at his home in the Northern Cape Province.
In September 2020, the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation received intelligence about a suspect who was selling assembled-explosives in the province. The explosives were allegedly sold to cash-in-transit robbers and ATM bombers.
The information was followed up and since then, the suspect was on the police radar until he was arrested at his home. The arrest was made by the Hawks in collaboration with Limpopo Crime Intelligence.
It is believed that the suspect might have been selling the explosives to the people who blasted ATMs and robbed cash delivery vehicles in some parts of Limpopo Province particularly in Tzaneen and Burgersfort areas.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Ritavi Magistrates’ court on Friday, 26 November 2021 for contravening the Explosives Act 15 of 2003.