Men arrested with 200 cellphones

By Drum Digital
14 November 2013

Two men were arrested when suitcases containing 200 cellphones were found in a taxi during a roadblock on the N3 in Harrismith, Free State police said.

Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said the cellphones were worth about R100 000.

Three taxis coming from Pietermaritzburg were stopped at a roadblock on Wednesday. Police found two suitcases abandoned in one of the taxis and realised that two male passengers were missing.

"One suspect was arrested in the evening trying to get a lift to Gauteng, and the other one was arrested on Thursday morning."

The cellphones could have been stolen during business burglaries at clothing chain stores or cellphone shops in KwaZulu-Natal, Mophiring said.

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