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8 men arrested in possession of 1million Rands of stolen property - Telkom

Eight men were captured on Thursday for being in control of taken copper links assessed to be worth around R1 million.

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) followed a lead on Thursday about a truck moving taken copper links in Jeppestown, Johannesburg.

Representative Xolani Fihla said the eight male suspects were drawn nearer by officials who then, at that point, observed the taken copper links inside the truck.

The copper cables have been recognized as having a place with Telkom.

"Officials strategically drew nearer and halted the truck and escort vehicle at Commissioner and Johan Paige roads in Jeppestown. The vehicle was looked and eight male suspects were found possessing the taken copper links, with an expected worth of R1 million," Fihla said

The eight men were taken to Jeppestown Police station and individuals from Johannesburg City Power affirmed the taken copper had a place with Telkom.

"Individuals from City Power were called and they recognized the links as having a place with Telkom, The suspects were put under captured for ownership of the taken property and were confined at Jeppe police headquarters," Fihla added.


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