GQEBERHA – SAPS Mount Road arrested a suspect on charges of possession of suspected stolen goods and confiscated diesel and gas cylinders on Friday 6 January 2023 in North End.
It is alleged that the Mount Road members received information of an illegal dispensary of diesel and gas. At approximately 12:00 the members followed up on the information in Govan Mbeki avenue, North End. On arrival the members found 3800 litres of diesel, 27 gas cylinders ( various sizes) and three electrical pumps, with an estimated value of R200 000-00. The suspect was unable to provide any proof of purchase, nor could he produce any permits to deal in diesel or filling of gas cylinders. The premises were also visited by the fire department and arrangements were made to transport the property for safekeeping during the investigation.
The suspect, aged 34 years old was arrested on charges of possession of suspected stolen property. More charges could be added as the investigation unfolds.
Source: South African Police Service