East Rand cops held over hijacking

FILE PICTURE: Members of the South African Police Services. Picture: Morapedi Mashashe

Two policemen were arrested in Elsburg, Germiston, on Wednesday for hijacking a truck and stealing alcoholic beverages worth R2 million, the Hawks said.

Captain Paul Ramaloko said a warrant officer and a constable stopped a truck on the N3 highway on November 1.

The driver and his crew where detained at a police station while the policemen drove the truck to an undisclosed place and offloaded the liquor.

They released the driver and his crew without formally charging them.

“They have been charged with truck hijacking. There is a possibility that a charge of theft can be added,” Ramaloko said

He said liquor worth R100,000 had been recovered.

The policemen were expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

– Sapa

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