Police arrest two foreign nationals found in possession of stolen diesel

Police confiscate illegal mining equipment
March 22, 2024
Help Losta Moon reunite with her family
March 22, 2024
Police confiscate illegal mining equipment
March 22, 2024
Help Losta Moon reunite with her family
March 22, 2024

Police arrest two foreign nationals found in possession of stolen diesel

An operation by multidisciplinary team managed to recover 2 187 litres of suspected stolen diesel in Ogies yesterday.

Three Zimbabwean nationals aged between 24 and 30 were found in different locations with several containers filled with diesel.

The team was called in after a follow-up on theft of coal in one of the Middleburg mines in February this year (2024) was reported.

When members were busy with a follow up on the information, three light delivery vehicles, as well as two Isuzu bakkie and one Nissan NP200 bakkie, were found fully loaded with containers filled with diesel. All drivers could not produce the proof of purchase, hence they were arrested for possession of suspected stolen property, illegal dealing in diesel and contravention of the Immigration Act of South Africa.

Their vehicles, and a generator as well as diesel pumping pipes were seized for further investigation.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, has commended the joint forces for the job well done.

All suspects are expected to appear at the Ogies Magistrate’s Court soon.