Zimbabwean and Ugandan nationals caught smuggling truck load of stolen luxury cars via the border
The terrible state of the border is apparently encouraging criminals from outside the country to indulge in criminal deals of stealing and smuggling such goods through porus borders.
Following the recent one, the Limpopo police on Sunday intercepted a closed truck transporting a stolen luxury vehicle, LED TVs and several other items in Polokwane, believed to be worth millions of rand.
A Zimbabwean and two Ugandan nationals have been taken into police custody.
The truck was impounded and is being stored at the Seshego police compound outside Polokwane.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said: “We can confirm the incident; we’ll provide more details later.”
It is understood the truck was travelling from Gauteng and was destined to cross the Beit Bridge border in Musina. It was stopped by police just outside Polokwane, and upon inspection, they found a stolen white Range Rover, several TVs and other goods.