Police officers and security company personnel arrested a 55-year-old man Wednesday morning for alleged possession of illegal explosives in Emalahleni.
“According to the police report, guards from CSC Tactical Security were on duty monitoring CCTV footage on Marelden Estate when they noticed a group of suspects wearing balaclavas believed to be armed passing the premises. They called the police for backup,” said Mpumalanga Police Spokesman Brig Selvy Mohlala.
The suspects ran into the bushes.
“They [guards] managed to arrest one suspect , who was found with a bag full of explosives while the others managed to escape,” Mohlala said.
The man was arrested and charged with possession of explosives.
Police said they cannot rule out the possibility of adding more charges against him while the investigation continues.
The suspect will appear before Emalahleni District Court on Thursday.
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