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Zim man jailed 15 years for smuggling explosives into South Africa

A 44-year-old Zimbabwean man has been imprisoned for quite some time by a Musina Magistrate Court in South Africa for smuggling explosives worth R110 000 into the adjoining country.

Wilfred Nhamo Motsi was captured by the particular police unit, the Hawks at Beitbridge Border Post on 30 May the year before.


From that point forward he, has been moping in remand jail.

Birds of prey representative for Limpopo area, Captain Matimba Maluleke affirmed the sentence on Friday morning.

"Albeit genuine and violent crimes are proceeding to be kept in the area, the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) individuals are guaranteeing that every one of the people who are involved are captured and locked away for quite a while," he said.


"This is validated by the conviction of a Zimbabwean public, Motsi Wilfred Nhamo (44), who was condemned to 15 years direct detainment for smuggling explosives.


"On 30 May 2021 individuals from the Hawks' Serious Organized Crime Investigation got a tip off about an individual who was smuggling explosives from Zimbabwe to South Africa".


Capt Maluleke said the Hawks investigators helped by the Tactical Response Team and Musina VISPOL individuals led a covert activity.


He said during the interaction, Motsi who matched the portrayal of the suspect was spotted strolling at Beitbridge Port of Entry conveying his baggage.


"Motsi was captured and kept in police care until he was indicted and condemned by the Musina Magistrate's Court on 17 May 2022," he said.

The smuggling of explosives into South Africa and Zimbabwe is overflowing with more than 20 individuals have been captured over the most recent a year.

It is claimed that the explosives are utilized for ATM bombings and illegal mining exercises around Free State and Gauteng provinces.

Source : https://www.chronicle.co.zw/zim-man-jailed-15-years-for-smuggling-explosives-into-south-africa/

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Beitbridge Border Post Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation Matimba Maluleke South Africa Wilfred Nhamo Motsi

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