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A 26 year old Female Arrested For attempting to smuggle in 700000 worth of explosives

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2020-07-28 10:30:33

A 26 year old Zimbabwean female was arrested by South African police at Beitbridge Border Post while attempting to illegal sneak in explosives worth more than R700 000 into the neighbouring country in a hearse.

The explosives were perfectly hidden in a trailer that was being towed by the hearse branded with the name of the biggest funeral home in Johannesburg

The contraband included 306 units of blasting cartridges and four rims of detonating cord estimated to cost R700 800.

It is not clear what the smuggled explosives were intended for.

In an interview with the South Africa’s police spokesperson for Limpopo province Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo revealed that the suspected smuggler remains in police castody

Mojapelo also reveled that the female suspect who's name is being withheld due to pending investigation is to appear at Musina magistrates’ court soon.

The police at Beitbridge Border Post detained a 26year-old female attempting to sneak in explosives into the country using a funeral undertaker’s car.The officers who were on a routine duty at the border post noticed a vehicle branded with the name of a funeral parlour from Johannesburg in Gauteng, approached towing a trailer. They got suspicious and intercepted the car and upon searching the car and its trailer, officers discovered 306 units of blasting cartridges and four rims of detonating cord estimated at R700 800. The explosives were placed in the trailer and the female driver, who was travelling alone was immediately arrested.

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