Three arrested for hijacking 25 trucks

2011-12-14 11:17

Johannesburg - Three suspected truck-hijacking syndicate members have been arrested in Soweto, Johannesburg metro police said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the three, aged between 35 and 45, were suspected of staging 25 hijackings in the past three years.

They allegedly hijacked trucks transporting cigarettes in the Johannesburg area.

Minnaar said he did not have details about the arrests.

  • Bardy - 2011-12-14 11:31

    They must have a strong addiction to nicotine then hey?

      RPhiri - 2011-12-14 14:16

      Their smoke screen has been revealed - all trickery is over. Chances are they sold the goods to vendors and other small businesses at a bargain.

  • Ben - 2011-12-14 11:37

    So much crime. Wonder if the police can keep up. I hope they get bonuses for good work.

      jowza1 - 2011-12-14 11:53

      hope they spill the beans on the buyers of these stolen cigarettes

      Nosiphom - 2011-12-14 12:56

      No they actually get bonuses for showing fewer crimes in their books, i.e. for NO arrests. You arrest too many murderers, rapists and hijackers you loose points. They are rewarded for showing no crime in their areas of responsibility - a sick system!

  • sardick.davids - 2011-12-14 12:00

    Crime in this country is under control, so they say..but they fail to say that it is under the criminals, control

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