Truck with cellphones worth R7m recovered

2013-07-18 09:49
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Johannesburg - A hijacked truck containing medicines and cellphones worth over R7m was recovered in Primrose on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the truck was hijacked in Boksburg on Wednesday morning when the driver was stopped by armed men in three vehicles.

"It is suspected that as soon as the truck was hijacked, the suspects activated a jamming device and the truck could not be located by a tracking signal," he said.

"It was later located parked outside a shop in Primrose. Some of the goods were already off-loaded into the back of the shop. One box with the cell phones had been opened and several packets stolen."

He said the truck was on its way to deliver the goods at a company dealing with distribution.

Police recovered eight boxes of Nokia cellphones, each box containing 720 cellphones, medicine and a tracking device, he said.

"The driver of the truck and a shop owner were arrested and police are still searching for more suspects," he said.


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