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News in brief - Date: 25 September 2017
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Following another police operation in and around the border town of Musina, four more stolen vehicles were recovered before they could be smuggled into Zimbabwe.
“Operation Vala Madi” (meaning to close the tap/water) consisted of members of the police, the South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) and crime intelligence. The team managed to intercept and confiscate the four vehicles along the borderline, near the vicinity of the Beitbridge Border Post. “The vehicles were on the verge of being smuggled into Zimbabwe, when they were spotted at different points at the borderline,” said provincial police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo in a statement.
All the vehicles were recovered during the course of Sunday afternoon (24 September) and through the course of the night. According to Mojapelo, the suspects driving the vehicles parked the vehicles and fled on foot when they realized that it was the police on their tails.
The vehicles that were recovered included a Mercedes Benz C220 (reported stolen in Mabopane), a Toyota Hilux Legend 45 (reported stolen at Kwaggafontein), an Isuzu KB300 (reported stolen at Sebenza) and a Ford Ranger Double Cab belonging to a rental company.
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One of the four vehicles recovered near Beitbridge during a successful police operation. Photo: Limpopo SAPS Communications.