Police bust suspected fuel stealing syndicate

In evidence: Some of the petrol suspected to be stolen PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
In evidence: Some of the petrol suspected to be stolen PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

TLOKWENG: Police here on Monday arrested six men in connection with an estimated 500 litres of diesel suspected to have been stolen.

The suspects – three Batswana men, one Tanzanian and two Zimbabweans – were caught in a certain yard in possession of 20 x 210 litres and 12 x 12 litres drums of suspected stolen diesel. One of the suspects is alleged to be a truck driver of a certain bulk liquid fuel transporting company known to Mmegi.

It is alleged that the six men aged between 38 and 67 years are part of a fuel stealing syndicate. It is also said that the police pounced on the suspects while they were busy offloading diesel at a certain yard in Selokwane ward in Tlokweng.

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