Alleged ‘explosives kingpin’ arrested in Barberton

The scene of a CIT heist which took place near Barberton recently.

BARBERTON – The suspect, who is believed to be a kingpin dealing with explosives, was arrested for the illegal dealing and possession of explosives in an intelligence-driven operation, the Hawks said in a statement.

The Hawks’ Firearm Control and Priority Violent Crime Unit, Technical Operations Management Section, TRT, NIU and K9 conducted the operation.

“At least 18 blasting cartridges, 15 detonators, ammonium nitrate pills and detonating fuses and cash were seized during the operation,” the police said in a statement.

READ MORE: CIT heists receive priority attention

The suspect who is believed to be linked to the alleged supply of explosives in Mpumalanga, is expected to appear in the Barberton Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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