By Kaya 959 Reporter
The Hawks have arrested a 34-year-old man who they believe supplies explosives to cash-in-transit (CIT) gangs.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke says the suspected dealer was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Police nabbed the suspect his home in the Northern Cape.
Maluleke says the arrest brings to a close a year-long investigation.
“In September 2020, the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation received intelligence about a suspect who was selling assembled explosives in the Province.
“The explosives were allegedly sold to cash-in-transit robbers and ATM bombers,” Maluleke says.
Hawks investigators followed up on the information and the suspect was eventually apprehended.
“The arrest was made by the Hawks in collaboration with Limpopo Crime Intelligence.
“It is believed that the suspect might have been selling the explosives to the people who blasted ATMs and robbed cash delivery vehicles in some parts of Limpopo province particularly in Tzaneen and Burgersfort areas,” Maluleke says.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Ritavi Magistrates’ Court on Friday for contravening the Explosives Act 15 of 2003.
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