Three Durban cops linked to tanker hijackings

Durban - Three Durban police officers were arrested after they were linked to a spate of petrol tanker hijackings and the theft of diesel, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

Their arrests followed an intensive investigation after a petrol tanker was hijacked in Rossburgh, Durban, in April, Major Thulani Zwane said.

Six men accosted the driver, stuffed him into the boot of a car and dumped him in Umbumbulu. The truck was found in Jacobs Road the following day.

"A security guard, who was guarding the place during the recovery, drew a firearm and tried to shoot at police. He was arrested and his unlicensed firearm was seized.”

The guard had appeared in court and the investigation was continuing.

The arrested police officers had been linked to that hijacking, theft of diesel, and other truck hijackings committed in February this year.

They would appear in court soon.

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