SAPS seize 20 stolen vehicles that were heading for Mozambique border

SAPS seize 20 stolen vehicles that were heading for Mozambique border

- The SAPS has seized 20 stolen vehicles that were on their way to the South African – Mozambican border

- The 20 cars were taken in by the police over a period of two months

- 8 suspects have since been taken to court

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has managed to seize 20 stolen cars over a period of 2 months, mostly in Manguzi, in KwaZulu-Natal.

According to News24, the vehicles were all on their way to the Mozambique border.

"These vehicles were either hijacked or stolen from various parts of the country, destined to be taken across our borders," police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said.

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Eight arrests have been made in connection with the stolen vehicles and the suspects have appeared in the Emanguzi Magistrate's Court.

Zwane went on to explain that a variety of vehicles were seized in different areas along the South African border.

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"The vehicles that were seized includes trucks, bakkies and cars. Some of these vehicles were found hidden in the dense vegetation, whilst others were intercepted before they cross the border," Zwane said.

Briefly.co.za discovered that the chassis and engine numbers on the stolen vehicles had all been changed, so as to make it more difficult for the police to link the cars to vehicle related crimes.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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