Police continue to make breakthroughs at South Africa Ports of Entry.
Police at the Lebombo Port of Entry recovered a vehicle which was destined to Mozambique just eleven (11) days after it was stolen in Ivory Park.
The vehicle which is estimated at about R100 000 was reportedly stolen on Thursday, 11 August 2022 around 21:00.
The white Isuzu pickup was recovered at Lebombo Port of Entry on Monday, 22 August 2022 at about 10:00.
A 32-year-old Mozambican national allegedly produced the false vehicle registration certificate.
“Preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle identification number was also tempered with. Police Vehicle Identification Unit (VIU) conducted further investigation which identified the vehicle positively as being stolen from Ivory Park,” said SAPS Spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.
The suspect was arrested and the vehicle he drove was loaded with furniture and was confiscated as well.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has commended the dedication displayed by the members from Border Policing Port of Entry which led to the recovery of the vehicle and the arrest of the suspect.
“We are so grateful for the calibre of members that we have at our borders. The public can be rest assured that these men and women in Blue work tirelessly to ensure that in case their properties somehow get stolen, then the properties can be recovered at the borders” said the General.