Whilst the local SAPS were conducting an integrated anti Rhino poaching vehicle check point, with local rangers and members of the vehicle identification section on Friday 7th July 2017, the team member stopped a vehicle that was travelling from Alice to Port Elizabeth on the R67.
Whilst searching the truck, the team found a duvet cover filled with a roll of copper wire. The truck and the copper were seized and the driver was requested to furnish documentation to support the transporting of the copper.
Whilst awaiting information, investigators simultaneously contacted the company the suspect worked for as well as Eskom.
On 12 JUly 2017 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.
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