4 arrested as stolen vehicles recovered at SA-Zimbabwe border crossing
SOUTH AFRICA: Police in Limpopo arrested four suspects aged between 28 and 64 at the Beitbridge port of entry, recovering three stolen vehicles—a Ford Ranger, an Audi Q7, and a Mercedes Benz Actros truck.
The arrested individuals include two South African nationals and two foreign nationals.
The arrests were made at the Beitbridge border post in Musina, where police intercepted the vehicles before they could be smuggled out of the country.
“The swift action of police officers stationed at the Beitbridge border post in Musina has resulted in the interception of three motor vehicles before they could be smuggled out of the country on Tuesday, February 6.
“Police discovered that the drivers of all three vehicles — a Ford Ranger with one passenger, Audi Q7, and Mercedes Benz Actros truck were in possession of fraudulent documents, and the VIN numbers (vehicle identification numbers) were also altered,” police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicles were reported stolen in Gauteng province.
The four suspects are expected to appear before the Musina Magistrate’s Court, facing charges of possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles.
The police have been commended for their vigilance and dedication in combating vehicle theft and cross-border crimes.