Gauteng police as part of Operation O Kaw Molao seizes stolen and hijacked vehicles form an illegal chop shop in Tembisa
Gauteng police seized a number of stolen and hijacked vehicles form an illegal chop shop in Tembisa and arrested a 53-year-old.
The cops pounced on the chop shop on 29 December 2022 during Operation O Kae Molao led by provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said stolen vehicles, Toyota minibuses, was reported missing in Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
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Masondo said police received information about premises allegedly utilised as a chop shop around Tembisa area that store stolen and hijacked vehicles.
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During the search, police recovered stolen vehicles from Duduza, Sebenza, Dennilton, and Middleburg.“
Police seized several car parts that were tampered with, grinders suspected to be used to remove original vehicle identification numbers, and stencils used to print numbers.
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The Gauteng police management commended the team that works tirelessly to disrupt the market for stolen and hijacked vehicles.
Detectives also arrested more than 920 people during the tracing of wanted suspects.
“These suspects were on the run after committing murder, attempted murder, rape, robbery, car hijacking, and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.Mavela Masondo
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Masondo said police arrested more than 175 undocumented foreign nationals across Gauteng.
The suspect will soon appear in the Tembisa Magistrates Court in connection with the stolen and hijacked vehicles and car parts.
Tshwane police arrested 40 illegal immigrants and two drug dealers in Eersterust and Silverton on Thursday, 29 December 2022.
A 29-year-old man and 48-year-old woman was arrested for drug dealing and police seized drugs worth more than R10 000.
Police spokesperson Sam Shibambo said police also issued 70 fines valued at R97 500 for violating road rules.
“The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) also issued seven with fines valued at R7000 for road traffic offenses,” Shibambo said.