Six men arrested and R2 Million worth of stolen good recovered

The swift response of a multi-disciplinary SAPS team, comprising the Northern Cape Provincial Organised Crime Investigation: Crime Detection, Kimberley Flying Squad, and Kimberley Crime Prevention Unit, led to the recovery of a hijacked truck transporting groceries and the arrest of six males in Galeshewe, Kimberley, on Tuesday, 28 May 2024.

The incident began when the Station Commander of Prieska SAPS received information about a truck allegedly hijacked en route to Prieska. He promptly relayed this information to the Provincial Head of Organised Crime Investigation: Crime Detection, who activated his team currently engaged in election duties in the Kimberley area.

With the assistance of the Kimberley Flying Squad and Crime Prevention Unit, the team quickly traced the hijacked truck.

The truck was located at a house in Galeshewe at approximately 16:30. Upon approaching the premises, officers found six men unloading the goods. The six males were arrested on the spot, including one repeat offender.

The stolen goods, valued at approximately R2 million, were confiscated, and the hijacked truck, valued at R900,000, was seized.

The suspects were charged with hijacking and possession of suspected stolen goods. They are expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrates Court soon.

Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola praised the team for their rapid reaction and relentless efforts to ensure a safe and secure environment, especially during the ongoing elections.


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