Man arrested in connection with ammunition and explosives

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A joint operation led by the Bloemfontein Crime Intelligence Unit led to the arrest of a 53-year old man for the unlawful possession of ammunition and explosives. Information was received about a suspect who illegally deals with ammunition and explosives at a plot in Groenvlei.

The following items were seized after the police searched the house: 10 ammunition crates containing 7,62 x 51 mm rounds of ammunition; 2 crates containing 5,56 x 45 rounds; a wooden ammunition box that contained several belts of LMG 7.62 x 51 mm rounds; as well as a container with 9 explosive devices.

According to police spokesperson, Thabo Covane, the suspect is detained in the Bainsvlei police cells and will appear before court on Monday.

Compiled by Pierce van Heerden
pierce@mahareng.co.za