Barely a week after the police arrested two smugglers who tried to sneak illicit cigarettes into the country with a fuel tanker, the police at the Beitbridge border post have once again made a startling bust.
The South African Police Service deployed at the same border post have apprehended a 30-year old suspect this afternoon, for smuggling explosives into the country, using a Funeral Undertaker’s vehicle.
Police officers were once again conducting their routine duties at this notorious border post when a vehicle branded with the name of a funeral parlor from Johannesburg, approached them towing a trailer. The vehicle was searched along with its trailer and the police found 306 units of blasting cartridges and four reams of detonating cord estimated at R700 800. The explosives were hidden in the trailer. The lone driver was immediately arrested.
The SAPS Provincial Commissioner in Limpopo, Lt Genl Nneke Ledwaba, once more commended the members for their continuous vigilance and dedication in arresting the smugglers. The suspect, who is a foreign national, will appear in Musina Magistrate court soon on a charge of smuggling and possession of explosives.