Charges dropped against cop found with explosives

The case against a police officer, who was arrested with explosives, has been withdrawn, the Hawks said on Tuesday. 

"We have received instructions from the NPA [National Prosecuting Authority], which we are following up. Once those matters have been finalised it will be taken back to them," Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told New24.

Hangwani said that the sergeant had been arrested in Dobsonville, Soweto, on Friday. 

The case was withdrawn on Monday.

Mulaudzi could not confirm reports that the officer allegedly sold the explosives to illegal miners. 

He was stationed at the Roodeport police station. 

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