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More than 18 people arrested in Cape Town because of this. Check here

COPS have arrested 19 people in connection with the heist of more than one thousand packing containers of chook on Wednesday, four August, in Wynberg, Cape Town.

Police spokeswoman, Brigadier Novela Potelwa stated 1155 boxes of bird definitely well worth around R600 000 had been hijacked but recovered in a while the same day.

“After a truck with a load of frozen hen turned into hijacked on Ottery Road in Wynberg on Wednesday morning, people of Operation Lockdown II with a monitoring commercial enterprise organisation followed records about the whereabouts of the car with the shipment,” she stated.


More than 18 people arrested in Cape Town because of this. Check here

Potelwa said after receiving tip-offs, they tracked the loot and pounced on the 19 suspects who have been busy loading the bird into 9 vehicles on Cochrane Avenue in the Epping place.

“The 19 suspects elderly amongst 25 and 50 had been arrested and charged with possession of stolen belongings. A firearm with ammunition grow to be additionally placed on one of the suspects. It end up sent for ballistic trying out to determine if it become utilised inside the commission of a criminal offense. Another vehicle, a sedan, changed into moreover found at the scene,” she said.

The hijacked car was determined dumped in the Bellville location.

Potelwa stated some extra costs may be brought to the suspects as police officers behavior similarly investigations.

“All nine cars were impounded as part of the studies. The predicted fee of the stolen packing containers of chicken is R600 000. As investigations into the incident keep, the opportunity of the suspects handling additional costs can not be ruled out. The owner of the truck and consignment, a businessman, has due to the reality that identified the gadgets seized,” she stated.

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