Back to Basics Integrated operation yields shiny results 

Report from SAPS spokesperson Mali Govender

WHILE the local SAPS were conducting an integrated anti-rhino poaching vehicle checkpoint, with local rangers and members of the vehicle identification section on Friday, July 7, the team member stopped a vehicle travelling from Alice to Port Elizabeth on the R67.

While searching the truck, the team found a duvet cover filled with a roll of copper wire. The truck and the copper were seized. The driver was requested to furnish documentation to support his claim he was transporting the copper.

While awaiting information, investigators simultaneously contacted the company the suspect worked for as well as Eskom.  Today when the suspect arrived to claim the company vehicle he was arrested as the information that he had supplied was unsupported!He was arrested and detained for possession of suspected stolen property. The 47-year-old male will appear in the Grahamstown Magistrates court later this week.

On Tuesday, July 11, when the suspect arrived to claim the company vehicle, he was arrested, as the information he supplied was unsupported. He was arrested and detained for possession of suspected stolen property.

He was arrested and detained for possession of suspected stolen property. The 47-year-old male will appear in the Grahamstown Magistrates court later this week.

Enquiries Captain Mali Govender 082-779-7123

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