Sunday, 16 May 2021

Virginia: A case docket for possession of explosives and State property as well as possession of drugs were opened for further investigation after two men were arrested on Friday; 14 May 2021, in Virginia.

SAPS members were officially on duty attending to complaints when they received information of a suspect of housebreaking. The SAPS members proceeded to a Supermarket to follow up on the information and also to a container near the taxi rank. Permission was obtained from the owner to search the container however, nothing was found.

The Police proceeded to a house in Dassie Street where they noticed a person, carrying a green bag, acting suspiciously.  His bag was searched and a hand grenade, gloves, head lamp and drug pipe were found in the bag. In another room, in the same premises, another male was found in possession of drugs. He was also arrested.

The SAPS Explosives Unit members were summoned to confirm the grenade. The grenade was seized by the police. The owner of a grenade, a 37-year-old male was arrested.

The two suspects will be charged for possession of explosives and possession of drugs respectively and will appear at Virginia Magistrate’s Court on Monday; 17 May 2021.