Copper to the value of R6 Million recovered

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The police in Mpumalanga recovered two trucks and copper to the value of about R6 Million on 05 July 2022. It is said that yesterday on Tuesday, 05th July 2022 at about 15h45, the Police at Delmas were summoned by members of the security cluster to certain premises in Moddereast Orchid’s under Sundra policing area. The information received was with regard to the whereabouts of possible two hijacked trucks with copper cables.

Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said further details indicated that on the day in question, a disruptive operation was then conducted at the said premises. “During the initial investigation members managed to seize two trailers which were positively linked to business robbery case previously reported earlier this month (July 2022) in Kempton Park (Gauteng Province) where four superlink trailers with copper were stolen by the suspects”.

Mohlala added that the trailors were also linked to another robbery case in Sunnyside where two super link trailers were stolen. “Inside two of the trailers, 38 tons of copper rods, as well as 14 steel bins containing copper briquettes, were recovered to the value of about R 6 million”.

Some of the items are said to have been reported stolen in June 2022 during a business robbery at a certain factory which manufactures copper in Springs. Other items found and seized during this operation included 13 rounds of ammunition for a 9mm pistol and a magazine.

No one has been arrested. The pursuit for the suspects continues.

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