Joint operation yields positive results as five suspects were nabbed and explosives as well as an AK-47 rifle confiscated MPUMALANGA - A joint operation between members of the SAPS from Komatipoort Crime Intelligence and Vispol at Matsulu yielded positive results as five suspects aged between 20 and 37 were arrested
on Thursday, 14 October 2021.
The suspects were apprehended at Matsulu and Pienaar respectively for possession of explosives, possession of an AK-47 rifle, as well as for armed robbery and for contravention of a protection order.
According to information as reported, the said members intercepted a group of about four suspects who were in a mission to commit crime around Matsulu area.
An operation was then conducted where certain identified houses were searched and as a result, explosives as well as the said rifle, which is prohibited by law were recovered.
Police believe that their arrest will assist in resolving some of the robbery cases in the area and the surrounding areas.
The seized rifle will form part of the probe and one of
the arrested suspects has been in the run for quite some time as he was sought for other crimes that he allegedly committed.
Meanwhile, the fifth suspect was arrested by the said members after information was brought to the (members) that he allegedly violated a Protection Order.