Two Malawian national suspects were arrested trying to smuggle two vehicles through the Beitbridge border post

CRIME

By Theodorah wags Mawasha

POLOKWANE: The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the anti-smuggling team for their commitment and diligence throughout the current anti-smuggling operation.

Information was received about a possible stolen motor vehicle, a Toyota Fortuner 2.8 valued at R900 000, which was from Gauteng and was going to be smuggled to Malawi through the Beitbridge border post.

The operational team followed up on the information, and the motor vehicle was spotted on R519 Bergnek Road. An attempt to stop the said vehicle failed, and a high-speed chase ensued until the motor vehicle was intercepted near Lund’s farms in the Westernburg policing area.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the motor vehicle was reported stolen at Bedfordview, Gauteng Province, on Sunday 24 March 2024.

Two Malawian national male suspects, between the ages of 33 and 36, were arrested and charged with possession of a presumed motor vehicle and Contravention of the Immigration Act.

The duo will appear before the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 28 March 2024.

The police investigation is continuing.

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