Hawks arrest 7 suspects with explosives worth R3.7mn

22 June 2017 - 08:27 By Timeslive
Seven suspects were arrested by the Hawks for unlawful possession of explosives and dealing estimated value of R3.7 million.
Seven suspects were arrested by the Hawks for unlawful possession of explosives and dealing estimated value of R3.7 million.
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The Hawks have arrested seven suspects in Mpumalanga for unlawful possession of explosives worth an estimated R3.7 million.

The suspects‚ five men and two women‚ appeared before the Tonga Magistrate's Court on Wednesday and were granted bail of R1 500 bail each.

Monalo Khoza‚ 31‚ Thulisile Nkomo‚ 39‚ Sfiso Bonge Shabangu 32‚ Ronnei Lwazi Shabangu‚ 49‚ Bheki Shabangu‚ age unknown‚ Godfrey Sempira‚ age unknown‚ and Skhumbuzo Khoza‚ 46‚ were arrested around Tonga after authorities received information about people selling explosives.

An investigation found that the suspects are part of an illegal network acquiring military explosives from Mozambique.

The next court appearance is scheduled July 31.

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