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17 Nov 2015
2:08 pm

North West man caught with explosives


A 51-year-old man was arrested in Morokweng, North West after he was caught with explosives.

Grenade. Image courtesy Stock.xchng

“Morokweng police and Vryburg K9 Unit arrested a 51-year-old man for unlawful possession of explosives,” said North West police spokesperson Paul Ramaloko.

The man was arrested on Monday after police received a call about the suspect’s behaviour.

“Morokweng police were called by a community member alleging that a man is going around drunk with a hand grenade in his possession threatening people,” said Ramaloko.

When police arrived, they recovered a live hand grenade hidden under a tree. Police then proceeded to the man’s house where they found “used cartridges of a high calibre rifle in plastic as well as part of a mortar”.

The man was expected to appear in the Ganyesa Magistrates’ Court on charges of possession of ammunition and explosives without a licence.

– African News Agency (ANA)