Friday, April 30, 2010
2 500kg explosives found in Joburg house
30 April 2010, 11:58
Police found 100 boxes of commercial explosives in a raid on a house in the south of Johannesburg on Friday, a spokesman said.
Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said police raided the house at 16 Regina Road in South Hills after receiving information via Primedia's Crime Line that there were explosives in the house.
Each of the boxes contained 25kg of commercial explosives.
"We suspect that the explosives were to be used to blow up ATMs (banks)," said Dlamini.
Police suspected the explosives were stolen from a container in a shipping container depot in City Deep.
"We do not know yet who the container belong to and where it was headed," he said.
An 18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were in the house at the time of the raid on Friday morning. Both were arrested and would be charged with contravention of the Explosives Act.
"We suspect that they are part of a syndicate," said Dlamini. Police expected to make more arrests soon.
The two were expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. - Sapa
Comments by Sonny
Is this how the state controls explosives?
We should declare an "EXPLOSIVE FREE SA!"
The police cannot even control their own state issued firearms.
Oh yes, The Master of Explosives is to blame here.
Organised Crime is involved here!