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Duo arrested for contravention of Explosive and Firearms Acts

MPUMALANGA – Two suspects aged between 32 and 45 were arrested by members of the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Mpumalanga, on Thursday 20 May 2021.

This follows after the Hawks team acted on information about a suspect who was in possession of illegal explosives and firearms. An operation was conducted at one of the workshop/ scrapyard in Hazyview.

The team found illegal hunting rifles, 9 mm pistol, rifle barrels, handgun ammunitions, home-made silencers and improvised active home-made explosive devices during a search and seizure operation at the business premises. The collection of firearms and explosives were seized for further investigation by experts from Explosive Unit and Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) who were called for assistance upon uncovering the weapons.

The business owner and his employee were arrested and they will appear before the White River Magistrate Court on Friday, 21 May 2021.

Source: South African Police Service