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R5 million worth of stolen copper seized in Pinetown

Police in Pinetown have recovered suspected stolen copper valued at over R5 million at a business premises on Joule Street in Pinetown on Sunday, 12 February 2023.

The team was acting on intelligence when they stormed into the premises and executed a search warrant.

Huge bags of copper cables were found stashed in two trucks that were parked in the yard. A further search resulted in the recovery of more copper inside the warehouse.

The recovered copper was positively identified as the property of Prasa, eThekwini Municipality and Telkom.

Five suspects aged between 26 and 41 years old were arrested for possession of suspected stolen property.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) is investigating the matter and the suspects are expected to appear before the Pinetown Magistratesā€™ Court.

SAPS Newsroom

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