Suspect arrested for possession of stolen property worth R1.2 million

KARIEGA - A well-organized intelligence led operation conducted yesterday, Wednesday, 22 June 2022, resulted in the successful arrest of a 51-year-old man as well as the confiscation of exhaust systems, catalytic converters, brand new tyres, steering wheel covers and various diabetic medication.

According to information, at about 08:30, SAPS Uitenhage police officials executed a search warrant at a residence in Dobson Street in Kariega. Upon searching the premises, 74 complete cold end exhaust systems, 300 catalytic converters, 24 new tyres, 60 steering wheel covers and various diabetic medication worth more than R1.2 million were confiscated. A 51-year-old suspect was arrested on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property.

The suspect is due to appear in the Kariega Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 24 June 2022. Investigations revealed that the catalytic converters were taken during a hijacking in Kwadwesi earlier this month. More arrests are expected as the investigation unfolds.

Source: South African Police Service