Arrested With Copper Cables
Arrested With Copper Cables: At around 11pm on Sunday, November 20 Norkem Park SAPS detained two suspects for possession of suspected stolen cables estimated at R500 000. The 38-metre-long copper cables belong to Passenger Rail Agency South Africa (Prasa). “It is alleged that on the said date railway security officers picked up a signal that there was tampering with railway cables at the station,” explained Norkem Park SAPS spokesman Capt Lesibana Molokomme. “Upon searching around, the officers spotted two suspects under the bridge next to the station in possession of cables belonging to Prasa. The two suspects failed to prove themselves as the lawful owners of the property,” added Molokomme. The suspects, aged 27 and 37, appeared in court for charges of possession of suspected stolen property and theft.
In other news making headlines employees at a courier company led to the discovery of methcathinone, the drug popularly known as Cat, inside a parcel destined for the USA. The discovery was made by police on Wednesday morning (November 23). According to Capt Jethro Mtshali, the spokesperson for the Kempton SAPS, a package coming from Joburg arrived at the company in Isando, and was meant to be delivered to Ohio, USA. “The courier company became suspicious of the package and that’s when they decided to call in the police. When the police opened the parcel, they discovered the Cat drug, which was still in its raw form of leaves,” Mtshali said. Mtshali confirmed the drugs are in police custody and they will be conducting investigations to determine where the drugs came from. They would be working with the Joburg police.