The Economic Infrastructure Task Team collaborated with Prasa, Transnet and Telkom in a joint operation which led to the successful arrest of three male suspects aged between 23 and 51, the suspects are currently detained at Newlands East Police station.
According to the saps news report, on Sunday, 3 July 2022 the Economic Infrastructure Task Team collaborated with Prasa, Transnet and Telkom officials on a joint operation after receiving information about two suspected illegal scrapyards in Newlands East (KwaZulu-Natal Province).
Police conducted a raid at both scrapyards located within sight of each other and recovered a total of 682 kilograms of stolen copper, they also recovered 15 kilograms of aluminium cables and lids.
Three suspects aged between 23 and 51 were placed under arrest and detained at the Newlands East Police station, they will soon make an appearance in court to face charges for Possession of stolen property and tampering with infrastructure.
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