Men appear in court for theft of diesel

DURBAN – Police officers from the Durban Public Order Police received information about a man that was selling diesel in the Umbumbulu area. An operation was put in place yesterday afternoon and the team proceeded to Umbumbulu.

A search was conducted inside the house and police found 18 x 20 and 25 litres vessels containing diesel. The 43-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for possession of stolen property. The initial investigation conducted by police revealed that the diesel was stolen from trucks. The suspect was selling the diesel from his house. The suspect is appearing before the Umbumbulu Magistrate’s Court today for possession of stolen property.

In another operation at Ladysmith yesterday, police officers arrested two suspects on the N3 freeway. Police officers were patrolling the N3 when they spotted a vehicle with a trailer. The said vehicle was stopped and it was established that it was carrying 6000 litres of diesel. The suspects failed to produce proof of purchase for the diesel.

Two suspects aged 31 and 33 were placed under arrest for possession of stolen property. One of the suspects was also charged in terms of the Immigration Act. Both suspects appeared in the Ladysmith Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Source: South African Police Service