30 May 2018
Metro Police Recover Cables Worth R1.5million
Metro Police have recovered electricity cables worth more than R1.5million in a sting operation, yesterday, 29 May 2018, after receiving a tip off. Three cable drum with hundreds of metres of cable was confiscated from a Clairwood scrapyard by the Metro Police K9 unit after a sting operation in partnership with South African Police Services.
Metro Police Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad said, “Metro Police commends the men for the quick action in apprehending suspects. A case was opened at the Montclair Police Station. One person was arrested and two other suspects were taken in for questioning. Further investigations are being conducted.”
Cable theft is seen to be a serious crime that costs the city millions of Rand each year. The cables are usually stripped and sold to scrap metal dealers or sold to unscrupulous people who connect electricity illegally.
The city appeals to the public to report cable theft to 031 311 9611 during office hours or to the nearest police station.
Issued by EThekwini Municipality, Communications Unit
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