Wednesday, October 21, 2020

 Cache of explosives meant to destroy cash safes discovered

In what is regarded as a breakthrough police have discovered dozens of explosives that were hidden inside a house presumably meant to be used in several criminal activities mostly to blast money safes as the festive season begins.

Two prime suspects who are linked to the explosives are still at large.

Reports reaching The Telegraph suggest that police were recently led to a certain house in Block 10 Gaborone in which dozens of explosives were discovered secretly hidden inside the house.

It is reported that the discovery of the explosives came after the police were following leads relating to the whereabouts of stolen goods that belong to JB Sports in Game City.

This was after unknown suspects broke into the shop and stole a number of sportswear including cash.

The alleged explosives are suspected to have either been stolen from a mine or have been smuggled in to the country illegally.

Superintendent King Tshebo of Naledi police station confirmed that they are investigating a case in which dozens of explosives that are often used in criminal activities mainly to blast cash safes mostly in shops were recently discovered hidden in a certain house in Block 10 Gaborone.

“We suspect that the explosives were to be used in criminals activates across the country as such explosives are of major concern to us,” he said.

Tshebo added that the find is a major breakthrough as the festive season draws close.

He said although investigations are still ongoing they have not yet established where the explosives might have come from. 

There is however a strong suspicion that they might have been stolen or smuggled into the country illegally.

 “Currently we are looking for about two suspects who as the police we strongly believe they can assist us with investigations,” said Tshebo.

 He explained that initially the police were investigating an unrelated case in which JB Sports were broken into and a number of items were stolen during the burglary that led to such discovery of explosives.

Tshebo said that after recovering few stolen items from that particular house in Block 10, they received a tip off and were directed to where the explosives were hidden.

“It should be noted that to have to handle explosives one has to be properly trained and licensed to handle them,” he said.

Tshebo appealed to the members of the public to assist with information to the whereabouts of the suspects.

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