Two suspects aged 33 and 40 are expected to appear before the Musina Magistrate’s Court on Monday 21 November 2022 after they were arrested for illegal possession of explosives. The pair were caught at the Beitbridge border post on Friday 18 November.

The suspects were arrested at about 00:50 as they crossed into South Africa from Zimbabwe. This after their truck with two trailers was also stopped and upon searching it.


Police together with SARS Custom Officials discovered 16 x 25 kg bags containing commercial explosives hidden inside the two trailers.

suspects arrested for illegal possession of explosives
Suspects arrested for illegal possession of explosives

Members of the Musina Explosives Unit attended the scene and 17 X reels of detonating fuse. 1250 X units of connector capped fuse, 2569 X 28 mm x 270 mm units blasting cartridges and explosives superpower 90 made in Zambia were confiscated.


The male driver and a female passenger were arrested on the spot and the truck was also confiscated.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the members for their swift action. The vigilance which made sure that the smugglers were stopped in their tracks and apprehended.

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