Cops appear for illegal copper cables

2013-04-26 22:37

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Johannesburg - Two police officers were granted bail after they appeared in the Stilfontein Magistrate's Court on Friday for alleged illegal possession of copper cables North West police said.

Warrant officers Solomon Nkoe, 48, and Johan Dunhin, 40, were granted bail of R500, police spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said.

Ngubane said they were arrested on Thursday after they were allegedly found with at least 28kg of Telkom copper cables.

"It is alleged that the members went to the scrap yard to sell copper cables on Wednesday and were paid an undisclosed amount of money," Ngubane said.

The owner of the yard then reported the incident when he was alerted that the copper was from police.

The two were expected in court again on 17 May.

The investigation continues.

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