Two suspects aged 38 and 43 were arrested on Sunday, 29 December 2019, for alleged theft of fuel valued at over R3-million at a local Transnet Station in Warden.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team apprehended the pair following an intelligence-driven operation after information regarding four tankers reportedly transporting stolen fuel to Gauteng was received.

Four tankers laden with stolen diesel and petrol were intercepted near a farm in Presentkraal Street. They have been seized for further investigation.

The incident is one of many that are still under investigation by the Hawks which is now becoming a serious national threat.

The pair are expected to appear in the Warden Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 02 January 2020, to face charges of theft and damaging essential infrastructure.