Explosives found at house in Springs

2015-08-07 08:22
The explosives that EMPD officials found. (EMPD)

The explosives that EMPD officials found. (EMPD)

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Johannesburg - Ekurhuleni metro cops have discovered an explosive detonator in a car that was stopped during a search operation, an official said.

The vehicle was stopped along Paul Kruger road in Springs on Thursday, said Ekurhuleni metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago, with five occupants.

"The five suspects took the metro police to a house where they claimed the detonator was bought. On arrival at a house in Ghana Street in Slovo Park, the metro police uncovered numerous explosives and detonators. The house owner was arrested.

"It is suspected that the explosives were illegally obtained and used for illegal mining as well as for ATM bombings," said Kgasago in a statement.

All six suspects, aged between 26 and 33, will face charges of illegal possession of explosives in the Springs Magistrate's Court.   

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