3 cops held for alleged diesel theft, hijacking

2016-05-05 21:31

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Durban – Three Brighton Beach police officers were on Thursday arrested for truck hijacking and theft of diesel, police said.

Major Thulani Zwane said the arrest followed an intense investigation by police after a truck driver was allegedly hijacked in Rossburgh in May.

“The truck driver was accosted by six unknown armed men who stuffed him into a vehicle boot and dumped him at Umbumbulu,” Zwane said.

The Durban Flying Squad recovered the truck.

The police officers have been linked to the hijacking, theft of diesel and other truck hijacking incidents that occurred in February.

The suspects face several charges and are expected to appear in court soon.

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, applauded Brighton Beach detectives for the arrests.

“We will not tolerate corrupt police officers in the SAPS. Let this be a warning to others in the service that collude with criminals that your days are numbered,” she said.

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