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Police Officers Arrested For Transporting Guns And Explosives

“The Tracking Team tried again to stop them through siren and blue lights but to no avail. They had to resort to shooting the wheel of the car and that is when it came to a halt. They then got out of their vehicle and fled on foot,” said Mohlala.

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Police Officers Arrested For Transporting Guns And Explosives

Two flying squad police officers were apprehended in Mpumalanga after being found with guns and explosives.

They were arrested after a high-speed car chase. Another cop is still on the run.

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On Thursday around 10:30 p.m., members of the Provincial Tracking Team, National Crime Intelligence, and Bravolor-Risk seized six rifles, two pistols, a bag of explosives, an explosives cable, and an explosives battery at Kaalrug, near Malelane.

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The firearms were being transported from Schoemansdal to KaNyamazane, according to police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.

“The firearms and explosives were allegedly collected by the members of the White River Flying Squad. While on the road, the Tracking Team tried to stop their vehicle but they instead sped off. A chase ensued and they (flying squad) dumped their cargo at the sugar cane farm.

“The Tracking Team tried again to stop them through siren and blue lights but to no avail. They had to resort to shooting the wheel of the car and that is when it came to a halt. They then got out of their vehicle and fled on foot,” said Mohlala.

Mohlala said a police constable was immediately arrested while the other two “disappeared in the darkness”.

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“Another one, a sergeant was arrested this morning, hiding in a farrow next to the road. The third suspect is still at large and police are continuing with their investigation.

“The two suspects are expected to appear before the Malelane Periodical Court on Monday, 21 August, facing charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as the contravention of the Explosives Act. More charges may possibly be added,” said Mohlala.

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