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Limpopo police intercept car stolen in Midrand near Grobler’s Bridge Border Post

Limpopo police intercept car stolen in Midrand near Grobler’s Bridge Border Post.

A 33-year-old man suspected of attempting to smuggle a stolen vehicle in Midrand out of South Africa was arrested in Limpopo on March 25.

Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said, “The Limpopo police have once again demonstrated their unwavering commitment to fighting crime and upholding the law by apprehending a 33-year-old suspect.”

The suspect was arrested in the Tomburke policing area, just a few kilometres from Groblers Bridge Border Post as he was trying to cross into Botswana.

Ledwaba said the Provincial Anti-Smuggling Task team conducted a meticulously coordinated operation to intercept a Toyota Fortuner, which was believed to have been stolen from Midrand’s Mall of Africa.

“The officers acted based on actionable intelligence that indicated the vehicle was eventually going to be smuggled into Zimbabwe via the Plumtree border post,” said Ledwaba.

Ledwaba added that the apprehension of the suspect was a result of the team’s tireless efforts and coordinated actions aimed at curbing vehicle theft and smuggling in the province.

He commended the team for their diligence and professionalism in carrying out their duties.

The suspect is currently facing charges related to the possession of presumed stolen property and appeared before Mokerong Magistrate’s Court on March 26.

Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, has lauded this team of members for their continued vigilance and unwavering efforts to curb vehicle theft and smuggling.

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