Brakpan police in Johannesburg confiscated thousands of tins of fish at a property in Withok Estates, yesterday (Wednesday), Brakpan Herald reports.
It is suspected the tinned pilchards were stolen and a whopping 21 600 tins were seized.
Captain Pearl van Staad, spokesperson for the Brakpan police said: “Police received a tip-off about suspicious activity at an address along Mouton Street. When police arrived at the property at around 11.30am, a group of about six men ran in different directions. One of the suspects was caught and it was found that they had been loading the tins of fish into a truck.”
The tins were found in a garage on the property.
The 36-year-old suspect faces a charge of possession of suspected stolen property.
According to van Staad, police are investigating a link between this case and one of a truck hijacking.
The truck was hijacked in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, last week, and recovered in Geluksdal yesterday. Tins of pilchards were found in the recovered truck.
– Caxton News Service