SA Praises SAPS Police After Nabbing Suspect Smuggling Totoya Fortuner From Gauteng to Limpopo

SA Praises SAPS Police After Nabbing Suspect Smuggling Totoya Fortuner From Gauteng to Limpopo

  • The SAPS arrested a man who was allegedly involved in a syndicate that smuggled cars from Gauteng to Zimbabwe via Beitbridge in Limpopo
  • The suspect, who is an illegal immigrant, was caught trying to smuggle a Toyota Fortuner out of the country
  • Netizens praised the police's hard work and demanded that the man be locked up and not released

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Members of the SAPS apprehended a suspect who allegedly stole a car in Gauteng and was set to smuggle it into Zimbabwe
Mzansi praised the South African Police Service for nabbing a suspected smuggler en route to Zimbabwe from Gauteng. Images: OJ Koloti/Gallo Images via Getty Images and South African Police Service
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South Africans praised the police and called for harsher punishment for criminals after the South African Police Services in Limpopo arrested an illegal immigrant who was allegedly smuggling cars across the border. The suspect was caught while transporting a car, and South Africans demanded he be sent to jail for a long time.

Cops arrest suspected car smuggler

The South African Police Service posted the update on their Facebook page. According to Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba, the 34-year-old suspect was allegedly involved in a vehicle-smuggling syndicate between Limpopo and Gauteng. The police received a tip-off that the suspect was travelling to Beitbridge to smuggle a Toyota Fortuner stolen in Garsfontein in Gauteng and reported on 21 October.

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The provincial Tracking Team, Provincial Murder and Robbery and the Sekhukhune Flying Squad, as well as private security firms, gave chase and pursued the suspect after they tried to stop him. The man immediately sped off and was chased for four kilometres before they caught him and arrested him. He was busted for driving without a licence and in a suspected stolen vehicle.

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Police also discovered that he was an undocumented foreign national. He's expected to appear before the Polokwane Magistrate Court, facing many charges, including breach of immigration laws, possessing a suspected stolen motor vehicle and driving a car without a valid driving licence. It is believed that he might be linked with other similar cases, as he also reportedly smuggled a Toyota Hilux Legend into Zimbabwe on 14 October.

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SA applauds SAPS

South Africans on Facebook congratulated the members for a job well done and called for a stricter punishment to be meted down to the suspect.

Jayzee Mikzo's said:

“A Job well done! Keep up the good work.”

Skhumbuzo Mgthembu was inspired.

“Good job. I wish our courts could see your strength.”

Vhoni Mudau Nemaangani remarked:

“Well done, members.”

Taki Gumbu wrote:

“Good work. Lock him up and throw away the key. We work hard for our cars paying instalments.”

Sphamandla Mbesi exclaimed:

“Arrest him and never let go of him.”

Businessman's alleged killer arrested

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the man who allegedly killed Rustenburg businessman Ben Gumbi was arrested.

The man was shot dead over a piece of land, and the police arrested him a month later. Netizens had mixed feelings: some were pleased with the police work, while others slammed them for taking too long.

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