After discovering 486.5 Kilograms of copper cable in his vehicle with an estimated street value of R192 000, members of the Kroonstad highway patrol were able to apprehend and apprehend the 48-year-old male.
A stop and search operation was conducted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, near Kroonstad by members of the Kroonstad highway patrol after they observed a vehicle carrying a suspicious load driving from Welkom towards Johannesburg. According to the saps news report, the vehicle was driven from Welkom towards Johannesburg.
In the course of their investigation, they discovered 486.5 Kilograms of copper cable, which is estimated to have a street value of R192 000, hidden inside the vehicle. A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing suspected stolen copper wire, and he was later charged with possession of suspect stolen copper wire.
A bail hearing will be held at the Kroonstad Magistrate court on the same day (12 January 2022) in which the suspect appeared to face the charges against him. He will appear at the same court again for a preliminary hearing on the charges.
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