Police have arrested three suspects after they were found in possession of suspected stolen trailer and a container which was carrying R6 million worth of copper. Both the trailer and the container were reported stolen in Maydon Wharf, Durban on 16 August 2023.

Information at police’s disposal indicate that a driver, picked up a truck from a terminal on Bremen Road in Bayhead, Durban on the afternoon of 16 August 2023. The truck was later found abandoned on Sharkmesher Road in Bayhead but the trailer and the container with copper were missing and the driver was nowhere to be found. The matter was reported to the police and investigations commenced.

Intelligence was gathered and operationalised, leading to the recovery of the trailer and its loot at a farm in Bishopstowe in Pietermaritzburg. Three suspects were arrested and were charged for being in possession of suspected stolen property. The suspects were due to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 21 August 2023.