Explosives found after tip-off

2016-04-12 06:00
Warrant Officer Keith Chandler shows of the grenades confiscated after an unknown man came to the police station to report a community member who was keeping them at his house.

Warrant Officer Keith Chandler shows of the grenades confiscated after an unknown man came to the police station to report a community member who was keeping them at his house.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Explosive devices used by public order police during riots were confiscated from the home of a former police officer in Diep River.

According to Warrant Officer Keith Chandler, spokesperson for the Diep River police, a known informant brought a black bag containing explosives – two CS grenades and two 37mm explosive rounds – to the station on Friday 1 April.

After further investigation the address was identified as that of a former police officer.

Chandler went to the address but the owner was not there. However, for the safety of the immediate community the crates containing explosive devices were removed and taken to Diep River police station. Following the discovery of these explosives, various units were contacted including bomb disposal.

Three rocket hand-held flares, 123 grenades and 124 37mm explosive rounds were recovered.

At present the explosive devices are deemed to be in a safe state and pose no immediate threat. The devices used to be issued to Public Order Police service units in the case of riots.

A case was opened for investigation; no arrests have been made yet.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.