Copperheads uncover illegal cables

Cape Town - Over 1.2km of illegal power cables were uncovered in the Witsand informal settlement in Atlantis in the Western Cape, Cape Town metals theft unit the Copperheads said on Wednesday.

Copperheads chief Neil Arendse said the cables were being used to draw power from two street lights in Christopher Stark road to homes in the settlement.

The unit dug trenches to remove the cables on Monday.

He said the total length of cable was valued at R13 000.

About 800 metres of the cables were identified as aluminium bundling cables that belonged to the city. The other 400 metres were standard household copper cables.

The cables were being stored at the Copperhead storage facility in Goodwood.

No arrests had been made, Arendse said.

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