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Police: Three arrested for possession of stolen copper worth R1.2m
3 days ago
Three were arrested for possession of stolen copper cables. Photo: Pixabay.

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police arrested two women and a man for possession of stolen copper cables and damaging essential infrastructure on Wednesday, 3 August.

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Nqobile Gwala said Transnet and PRASA identified the two tons of copper cables as their property, in a statement on Saturday, 6 August. The cables have an estimated value of R1.2 million.

Gwala said the suspects were arrested after a multidisciplinary operation in Marianhill and Shallcross. Members searched the area for several kilometres. In Ekuphumuleni Location they found a house that was allegedly storing the cables.

The police raided another house in the area and found copper cables worth R700 000 inside. A 47-year-old man was arrested for the same charges mentioned.

The trio appeared before the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 4 August for possession of stolen property. It is unclear when their next court appearance will be.
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