Another car smuggler arrested after high speed chase in Polokwane


By Agreement Mabunda

POLOKWANE: A 44-year-old male suspect was arrested under Westernburg policing area on Thursday, 18 April 2024 at about 20:00.

The suspect was arrested in connection with a suspected stolen Toyota Fortuner.

Police were alerted about a stolen motor vehicle that was travelling along the R101 public road in Gauteng province and destined to be smuggled out of the Republic of South Africa through Beitbridge, Port of Entry (POE) in Limpopo province.

A joint operation was executed and the motor vehicle fitting the description was positively spotted driving at a high speed while passing Shell Ultra City Filling station outside Polokwane.

A car chase ensued between the suspect and the Operational Teams

until he was compelled to stop next to Polokwane Traffic Weighbridge and ultimately nabbed on the spot.

Preliminary investigations indicated that the motor vehicle valued at R900.000 was reported stolen at Springs policing precinct in Gauteng province on Tuesday, 16 April 2024.

A 44-year-old male suspect is expected to appear before Polokwane Magistrate court on Monday 22 April 2024 facing a charge of possession of the suspected stolen motor vehicle, and reckless and negligent driving.

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