3 held for stolen good worth R5m

2012-12-19 16:48
(Picture: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com">Shutterstock</a>)

(Picture: Shutterstock) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - Three foreign nationals have been arrested and goods worth R5m recovered in Alberton, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

"A crime intelligence operation into a syndicate dealing in stolen goods led police to 10 storage containers with goods worth more than R5m in Birch Road, Petit, North Rand yesterday [Tuesday] evening," said police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini.

He said the police found three men - two Pakistanis and an Ethiopian -off-loading bales of denim jeans into two vehicles.

When questioning the men, police became suspicious that the goods were stolen and arrested them.

One of the men pointed out more goods hidden at a storage facility in Petit.

"These goods were allegedly stolen during truck hijackings in Harrismith, Germiston and possibly in KwaZulu-Natal," he said.

The goods included expensive brands of brandy, music systems, vacuum cleaners, clothing and more than 200 boxes of no-name tea.

He said the three were part of a syndicate involved in the hijacking of trucks and stealing various goods, which were later sold to several businesses, mostly managed by foreign nationals.

They were expected to appear in the Alberton Magistrate's Court on Thursday, facing charges of possession of suspected stolen goods and truck hijacking.

- SAPA
Read more on:    johannesburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic & Train Alerts
Traffic
Somerset West 08:22 AM
Road name: N2 Inbound

ACCIDENT at the Hazelden Drive exit - traffic stacked - HEAVY DELAYS from Broadlands Road

Cape Town 08:10 AM
Road name: Metro Rail

Train Services on the SouthernLine are delayed by 30-60 minutes due to defective tracks circuits at Retreat

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

SALES MANAGER - BEVERAGES MEA - FMCG

Cape Town
Michael Page International SA (Pty) Ltd
R600 000 - R800 000 Per Year

Sales and Operations Manager

Cape Town
DAV Professional Placement Group

Visual Basic Developer

Cape Winelands
GT Recruitment
R270 000 - R400 000 Per Year

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Social media is pulling you in and you have the desire to find out everything you know about your friends and you have the urge to...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.