Stolen bakkie found hidden under grass brooms in Mpumalanga

Stolen bakkie found hidden under grass brooms in Mpumalanga

Police are searching for the suspects involved in a foiled attempt to smuggle a stolen bakkie across Lebombo border gate in Mozambique.

Ford Ranger
Image courtesy: SAPS

The Ford Ranger bakkie was stolen in Santon last month and was discovered by police at the border gate covered by thatch grass on a truck.


Mpumalanga police spokesperson Donald Mdhluli said the car tracking company alerted the police of the location of the stolen vehicle at the border.


He adds this led to the police searching for the stolen bakkie.


"Police at the border were busy with their duties when they noticed a suspicious white truck with Mozambique registered number plates, fully loaded with traditional brooms.  


"The member because concerned and were convinced that there might be something sinister about the truck. The driver was not available, and they were told he went to SARS offices to complete certain documents required when crossing the border with goods.


"Members went to look for him at SARS offices and could not find him and they began searching the truck. Whilst removing the traditional rooms, police discovered a white Ford Ranger with false registration number plates.”


Police investigations are ongoing.

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