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newsTimeslive reports that a study has found that easy access to explosives and corruption in the police system are some of the reasons for a dramatic increase in cash-in-transit heists.  

Criminologist Dr Mahlogonolo Thobane has concluded that due to a lack of control in the mining sector‚ robbers found it easy to access explosives for heists.  On Wednesday, the Seshego Regional Court in Limpopo jailed two mine workers to 30 years each for supplying‚ possession and theft of explosives.  A third mineworker was sentenced to 15-year sentence for theft of explosives.  Captain Matimba Maluleke from the Hawks said they could not rule out a possibility of there being a link between the dealers and the rise in cash-in-transit heists since the crime was often operated by syndicates.  He expressed the hope that the sentences would send a strong message that joint police efforts were yielding excellent results in ensuring that those are involved in the illegal supply of explosives went to jail for a very long time.

  • Read this report by Kgaugelo Masweneng in full at Timeslive
  • See too, Already three separate cash-in-transit heists on Monday morning, at News24


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