Members of the SAPS in Musina have recovered R195 000,00 worth of alcohol and a trailer hijacked along Pondrift road to Musina on Wednesday 09 August 2023 at around 18:00.

It is alleged that the victim was with his two friends, driving in a white Toyota bakkie with trailer loaded with beverages when their vehicle was blocked by a group of unknown armed men. The suspects pointed victims with firearms and drove with them into the bushes. Some of the suspects apparently left their friends with victims behind and drove in the victim’s bakkie and fled the scene, while other suspects remained with the victims. After a while, the suspects returned with the victim’s vehicle without a trailer. They handed him the vehicle with car keys, and then they all fled.

The victims notified the Police about the incident and opened cases of kidnapping, carjacking and robbery with firearm.

On Thursday 10 August 2023 at about 12:00 members who were on Operation Kukula received information from Crime Intelligence about the hijacked trailer that was spotted. Leads were immediately followed up, and the trailer loaded with alcohol was found hidden at an old unused RDP house at Ext 14 Matswale in Musina.

The victim was informed about the recovery of the goods, taken to the scene and he identified the trailer still loaded with alcohol. The manhunt for the suspects is underway.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe appreciated the members for recovering the hijacked trailer and ordered the Detectives to trace and arrest the suspects.

Anyone with information that can assist regarding the whereabouts of the suspects involved should contact Musina SAPS Acting Detective Commander Captain Fumulani Ragimana at 0825657889 or Crime Stop number 0860010111 alternatively report to the nearest Police Station or share it on MySAPS App.

Police investigations are still continuing.