South Africa 18.6.2018 10:12 am

Explosives and fake money worth R200k seized in Vosloorus

Explosives and fake money worth R200k seized in Vosloorus

The 41-year-old suspect led the police to a house where explosive devices and R200 000 worth of fake R100 banknotes were found.

Two people have been arrested after being in possession of explosive devices and R200 000 worth of counterfeit banknotes, reports News24.

According to Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago of the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD), a suspicious vehicle was stopped on Saturday afternoon near Chris Hani Mall in Vosloorus, Boksburg.

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Members of the EMPD’s Special Weapons and Tactical unit and SAPS officers stopped a blue Ford Focus, and found 20 explosive devices. The driver of the car, a 41-year-old man, then led police to a house where an additional 20 explosive devices, as well as R200 000 worth of counterfeit R100 banknotes, were found.

The driver and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested on charges of illegal possession of explosives and fake banknotes.

Kgasago said the Hawks were already investigating the arrested man.

Suspects are expected to appear in the Vosloorus Magistrates’ Court soon.

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