Suspect arrested for alleged smuggling of stolen vehicles

A joint operation by the Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit and crime intelligence has resulted in the arrest of a 37-year-old suspect believed to be linked to a cross border stolen vehicles smuggling syndicate.

The Hawks acted swiftly on intelligence received regarding two vehicles (Ford Everest and a Chevrolet Cruze) that were allegedly stolen in Gauteng province en-route to Zimbabwe. The vehicles were recovered at Hendrik Verwoerd tunnel near Musina on Friday morning following a high speed chase. One suspect managed to get away.

The investigation to ascertain the originality of the recovered vehicles is underway. The suspect is expected to appear at the Makhado Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The search for the other outstanding suspect(s) is continuing.

Source: South African Police Service