On Thursday, eight individuals were detained for being in possession of stolen copper cables valued roughly R1 million.On Thursday, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) followed up on a tip concerning a vehicle smuggling stolen copper cables in Johannesburg's Jeppestown neighborhood.
According to Xolani Fihla, officers approached the eight male suspects and located the stolen copper cables inside the truck.
"Officers approached the truck and escort car at Commissioner and Johan Paige streets in Jeppestown and halted them. The truck was searched, and eight male suspects were discovered in possession of R1 million worth of stolen copper cables "Fihla remarked Members of Johannesburg City Power confirmed that the stolen copper belonged to Telkom after the eight guys were transported to Jeppestown Police Station.
"City Power members were summoned, and they identified the cables as Telkom wires. The suspects were arrested for possession of stolen goods and detained at the Jeppe police station," Fihla said.
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