BLOEMFONTEIN - Earlier today, members of the Mangaung Metro Tactical Response Team arrested three men in possession of boxes full of medicines used to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (ARV) in the Bayswater Police Station area. The team received information about men who had boxes of ARVs in their possession at the mall in Kenneth Kaunda Road, Helicon Heights in Bloemfontein.
Information was received from Crime Intelligence members and the members pounced on the suspects at about 09:15. A silver bakkie with three men was searched in the mall parking area and boxes full of Antiretroviral medications were found.
The boxes were opened and different types of antiretroviral were confiscated. The value of the medicines recovered is estimated at R85 000-00. A preliminary investigation was conducted, and it appears that the medicines were stolen during a break-in at a clinic in Boshof.
The three suspects, aged 28, 43 and 52, were arrested. A case of presumably stolen property was opened at Bayswater Police Station. The suspects will appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate Court soon.
Source: South African Police Service