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SA police foil another vehicle smuggling scam


THE South African Police Services (Saps) at the weekend foiled another vehicle smuggling scam after they intercepted and recovered four vehicles worth R1,2 million being smuggled into Zimbabwe through an illegal exit point along the Limpopo River.


The suspects allegedly fled the scene after they were cornered and abandoned the stolen vehicles on the riverbed.

“The continuous operations that are being conducted along the border line, aimed at stopping the smuggling of vehicles and other stolen goods north of Musina, continue to yield positive results,” Saps spokesman for Limpopo province, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said yesterday.

He said a Mercedez-Benz C220 valued at R400 000 robbed from the owner in Mabopane, a Toyota Hilux Legend 45 valued R268 000, whose owner was in Kwaggafontein, had been recovered.

“An Isuzu KB300 valued at R250 000, whose owner was robbed at Sebenza and a Ford Ranger 2.5 double cab worth R300 000 were also recovered,” Mojapelo said.

The Isuzu belonged to a car rental company, he said.

“The vehicles were on the verge of being smuggled into Zimbabwe when they were spotted at different points of the border.

All four vehicles were recovered from last (Sunday) night until the early hours of this (yesterday) morning,” Mojapelo said.

All the vehicles have since been taken to Musina Police Station.

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