Police officer appearing in court for stealing cooking oil estimated at R1,3 Million

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 43-year-old police Sergeant is amongst six suspects expected to appear in Emalahleni Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 01 February 2023. They were arrested for possession of suspected stolen vehicle and two hijacked truck trailers in Clewer.

Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said according to information, Middleburg Flying Squad members received information about the truck which was hijacked in Elsburg, in the Gauteng Province the previous month.

“Members followed the signal which led them to a certain plot in Clewer, Emalahleni. On the police arrival, members noticed a White Toyota Dakar next to two trailers. Upon seeing the police, six people started running in different directions. Police managed to apprehend them, and out of the six people there was a Police Sergeant stationed at Vosman SAPS as well as two Zimbabwean nationals”.

Mohlalad further said the police further discovered that the trailers were still loaded with cooking oil estimated at R1,3 million and they were positively identified as the ones belonging to the reportedly hijacked truck. “It was also established that the Toyota Dakar was reported stolen in Garsfontein (in Gauteng Province) five years ago in September 2017.

The truck was also found abandoned few kilometres from the plot. Police are currently continuing with the investigation to establish if the suspects are not involved in other similar criminal activities.

Police will further engage the Department of Home Affairs to establish the status of the two foreign nationals in the country.

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