On 22 August 2022 at 15:30, the Economic Infrastructure Task Team and other role players followed up information regarding a warehouse that was manufacturing aluminium pots at EMbuthisweni in KwaMakhutha.
On arrival they found four men who were manufacturing pots.
Police enquired about the melted copper that they were using to make the pots. They were unable to prove where they obtained the raw material and they were arrested.
Police seized copper and other tools that were used to manufacture the pots valued at R450 000-00.
The suspects who are aged between 24 and 46 were arrested for possession of stolen goods, tampering with essential infrastructure and for contravening the Immigration Act.
They were detained at KwaMakhutha SAPS. They appeared before Umbumbulu Magistrate’ Court.