WESTERN CAPE – Part of police efforts to protect the infrastructure and economy in the Western Cape, saw the arrest of an adult male for trading without a second hand license and infrastructure related offences.

Members the Economic Infrastructure Task Team conducted compliance inspections at a scrap yard in Thys Witbooi Street, Vrygrond on Monday, 01 August 2022. During the inspection, the members confiscated copper and aluminium cables with a total mass of 437,05 kilogram and with an estimated street value of R43 000-00. The suspect could not produce any documentation to operate a second hand business.

The same members assisted Public Order Police in Mfuleni when they arrested an adult male after he was caught with three electric boxes and 33 electrical breakers with an estimated street value of R20 000-00. It is believed that the equipment belongs to the City of Cape Town.

Once charged the suspects are due to make their respective court appearances in the Simon’s Town and Blue Downs Magistrates courts.

Source: South African Police Service