Two men arrested for illegal possession of copper cable
The police in Rustenburg arrested two suspects aged 18 and 29 for allegedly being in possession of illegal copper cables on Tuesday 14 May at about 15:00 in Rustenburg. According to the information, the police were on patrol and conducting a stop and search operation around Rustenburg East when they spotted a white Ford Bantam bakkie that appeared to be carrying a very heavy load at the back.
Police stopped it and allegedly found a big copper cable hidden under a blanket. It is alleged that the two suspects could not produce the necessary documents on request. These suspects told the police that they were hired by a certain man known to the police, to transport the cables to Derby where they will be paid two thousand rand on delivery.
The suspects agreed to take the police to a house where they have loaded the copper cable. On arrival the police discovered more copper cables estimated to the street value of R280 000 hidden at the back of the house. Both suspects were arrested and charged with illegal possession of copper cable. They are expected to appear before the Rustenburg Magistrate’s court soon.