DURBAN – Members of the Provincial Non-Ferrous Metal Task Team have recovered a stockpile of copper cables hidden in a warehouse in Livingstone Road, Pinetown. The task team was working on intelligence which led them to the warehouse. On arrival at the warehouse, they found a van loaded with tons of copper cables. They also found other copper cables packed in various stacks inside the warehouse.

The cables belong to different parastatals including Telkom, Prasa and eThekwini Municipality. The total weight and the value of the cables will be known once all the cables have been weighed and assessed. A hyster and a vehicle were also seized from the scene. Two suspects aged 37 and 47 were arrested at the scene. They are expected to appear before the Pinetown Magistrate Court soon on charges of possession of the suspected stolen property.