Stolen Goods Worth Millions Recovered as Cape Town Police Apprehend Truck Hijackers

Stolen Goods Worth Millions Recovered as Cape Town Police Apprehend Truck Hijackers

...By Roland Peterson for TDPel Media.

Arrests Made in Truck Hijacking Case and Stolen Goods Recovered

In a recent development, Cape Town police have successfully apprehended the alleged hijackers involved in a truck robbery.


The truck, which was carrying valuable goods worth millions of rand, had been hijacked earlier.

The arrests not only led to the recovery of some of the stolen cargo but also uncovered a significant hydroponic dagga farm.

On Thursday, 18 May, the Public Order Police were conducting patrols in the vicinity of Spine Road near Blue Downs, Eerste River.

During their patrol, they came across a Scania truck that had been hijacked the previous day.

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The truck was found abandoned at the roadside, and its contents, which included alcohol, printers, and fruit juice, had been stolen.

Acting on further information, the police officers traced the whereabouts of the stolen cargo.


Their investigation led them to Pacific, Isiqalo, an informal settlement located in Philippi.

At this location, they successfully recovered a portion of the stolen goods.

Additionally, they apprehended five suspects aged between 35 and 52 who were found in possession of the stolen cargo, which was estimated to be worth R5 million.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm Pojie, providing details of the operation, confirmed the arrests and stated that the suspects would face charges of hijacking and possession of presumed stolen property.

Their initial court appearances are imminent.

Police Uncover Large-Scale Hydroponic Dagga Operation

During the search for further evidence and stolen goods in Isiqalo, the police stumbled upon a substantial hydroponic dagga farm near the area where the initial arrests took place.

The discovery shed light on an illegal operation involved in the cultivation and distribution of dagga (marijuana) through hydroponic methods.

The police confiscated dagga plants and cultivating equipment with an estimated value of R2.6 million.

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Furthermore, they apprehended three suspects, consisting of two men and a woman, who were involved in the illegal cultivation and distribution of dagga.

The suspects will be charged accordingly, and their first court appearance is expected soon.

The police spokesperson praised the provincial management for their dedication and vigilance in safeguarding communities from the detrimental effects of drug abuse and associated criminal activities.

The successful operation not only resulted in the recovery of stolen goods but also disrupted a significant illegal dagga operation in the region.


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