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‘Uniformed cops’ hijack truck transporting copper in Limpopo

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Police in Musina have launched a manhunt for three unknown suspects who hijacked a truck that was transporting copper.

The truck was travelling from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Durban.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the incident took place along the N1 road in the Musina policing area next to the weighbridge, about eight kilometers from Beitbridge border post.

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He said it is reported that the driver of the truck was travelling with his wife when they were allegedly stopped by three men wearing the National Traffic Police(NTP) uniforms and using the blue lights.

The suspects then forced the couple into the Horse’s extra cap and drove with them until they reached the Doreen/Verbaard gravel road where they were left stranded.

The trailers were loaded with copper.

The Police were then notified and immediately commenced with investigations.

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The Horse was later found abandoned without the two trailers, along the Venitia road. The suspects might have used another Horse to pull them from this area.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, has already activated a Team of investigators to track down the suspects and bring them to book.

The Police are requesting anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects and the recovery of the trailers to urgently contact Lieutenant Colonel Mamuhoyi on 082 414 6683 or the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111, alternatively the nearest police station.

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