3 nabbed at Beitbridge border post for smuggling explosives into SA

The trio was handcuffed in the early hours of Thursday morning as they crossed into South Africa from Zimbabwe.

FILE: The Beitbridge border post on 1 October 2020. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Police in Limpopo arrested three suspects at the Beitbridge border post for allegedly smuggling explosives.

The trio was handcuffed in the early hours of Thursday morning as they crossed into South Africa from Zimbabwe.

Members of the Musina Explosives Unit said that the suspects were in possession of six reels of detonating cord, 50 units of connector fuses and at least 65 blasting cartridges.

Meanwhile, in the Eastern Cape, a police operation by members of the Cradock K9 Dog Unit led to the discovery of mandrax tablets worth more than R100,000.

Officers were conducting highway patrols on the R61 Graaff-Reinet Road when they made the find.

"A taxi was randomly stopped and searched when the members found a plastic bag of tablets concealed in a carry bag," said the police's Loraine Jonkers.

No arrests have been made.