Tanker driver bust transporting stolen diesel in the Free State

Tanker driver bust transporting stolen diesel in the Free State

A 40-year-old tanker driver was arrested after he was found in transporting suspected stolen diesel worth R480,000, the Free State Hawks said.

Hawks spokesperson Warrant Officer Lynda Steyn said a task team acted on information and intercepted the truck travelling from Verkykerskop to Harrismith.

Steyn said the truck was found at Harrismith Truck Stop after it had been towed by a breakdown truck on the way.

“The driver of the truck could not provide valid proof where he obtained the fuel and where he was going.

He was arrested and charged with being in possession of suspected stolen diesel.

The truck, tanker and the trailer containing fuel worth R480,000 were seized.

The man is expected to appear in the Harrismith magistrate’s court on Wednesday.

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