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Vehicle reported stolen in Brooklyn retrieved in anti-smuggling operation

The two face charges related to possession of stolen vehicles charges.

Two vehicles presumed stolen and destined to be smuggled out of the country to Zimbabwe through the Beitbridge port of entry were recovered during the anti-smuggling operation by police over the weekend.

The arrested suspects were set to appear before the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, June 25.

Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said a white Toyota Hilux double cab valued at R700 000 was reported stolen recently in Brooklyn and two suspects were arrested for possession of presumed vehicles.

Ledwaba said the two male suspects (aged between 32 and 33) were nabbed and face charges related to possession of presumed stolen motor vehicles.

He said during the anti-smuggling operation conducted between June 23 and June 24 at Capricorn District, “the members of Limpopo SAPS Provincial Anti-Smuggling Task Team and Capricorn District Flying Squad received a tip-off about two vehicles that were to be smuggled out of the country.

Photo of Scene for anti-operations. Photo: www.saps.gov.za/

“Subsequent to the information, the team swiftly responded, and two vehicles, a grey Toyota Fortuner 2.8 and a white Toyota Hilux GD-6 double cab, were spotted along the R71 from Boyne, in the Mankweng policing area towards the direction of Polokwane.”

He said the police members stopped the two vehicles, and upon searching them, the drivers failed to produce the valid documents of the vehicles.

Both vehicles were fitted with false registration number plates and false licence discs. The suspects were immediately arrested.

“Preliminary police investigations revealed that the grey Toyota Fortuner 2.8 at a value of R900 000 was reported stolen at Muldersdrift.”

He said further investigations were continuing.

Photo of Scene for anti-operations. Photo: www.saps.gov.za/

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