A 38-year-old suspect is expected to appear before the Springbok Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 23 October 2023 for contravention of Second Hand Goods Act 6 of 2009 and possession of suspected stolen goods.
The accused was arrested on Wednesday, 18 October 2023 in a disruptive operation comprising of Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Public Order Policing, Springbok K9 and Local Criminal Record Centre at Port Nolloth scrap metals.
A search warrant operation was executed at Port-Namib Scrap Metal. During the search, 262kg of copper cables with an estimated street value of R31 440.00 and 20kg aluminium cables to the value of R6 130.00 were confiscated.
In a related but separate matter, the team proceeded to execute another search warrant at Richtersveld Scrap Metals. During the search, 30kg of copper cables with a street value of R3 600.00 were recovered. No arrest have been made as yet and investigation continues.
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