Two arrested after being found in possession of tower batteries

EASTERN CAPE – A 36-year-old suspect and his 34-year-old counterpart were arrested by Tsolo Vispol members after they were found in possession of 16 Tower Batteries on the N2 road near Tshisane locality yesterday at about 20h00. Police received information about suspects that were transporting batteries from Mthatha to Johannesburg. A stop and search was conducted and the batteries with the estimated value of R400 000-00 were found in a bus that cannot be mentioned to protect its company’s name. The suspects will be profiled and linked with other cases. During their arrest they attempted to bribe police with thousands of rands. They will appear before Tsolo Magistrate Court on Monday, 20 January 2020 facing charges of possession of suspected stolen property and bribery.

Lastly, three (03) homemade shotguns with no ammunition and a spear were seized during an intelligence driven operation that was conducted by Public Order Policing and K9 members at Mthambalala A/A in Lusikisiki last night. The operation was conducted for raiding of dangerous weapons in an effort to curb murders and/or attempted murders. No arrest effected as the suspect escaped an arrest.

“Let’s profile and link these suspects with other cases relating to non-ferrous and we must oppose bail and make it a point that they get a harsh sentence.” Said the District Commissioner Major General David Kanuka. #ZIZO JIKA IZINTO – “Turning the tide against crime.”

Source: South African Police Service