Two arrested with copper cables worth over P1m

Copper cables. PIC: ISPREVIEW.CO.UK
Copper cables. PIC: ISPREVIEW.CO.UK

Two Zimbabwean men operating an unlicensed scrap yard in Mogoditshane Block 9 were last Thursday night arrested after they were found in possession of copper cables with an estimated value of more than P1 million.

Mogoditshane Police Station’s assistant commander, Assistant Superintendent Mompoloki Ramaphoi said the duo and the other at large, also a Zimbabwean, are operating an unlicensed scrap yard in Mogoditshane Block 9 and Ledumadumane, Mogoditshane. “The duo, aged 27 and 35, were found in possession of a large quantity of copper cables which they failed to account for. The other suspect residing in Ledumadumane, Mogoditshane fled the crime scene and we are looking for him because we found two vehicles loaded with copper cables at his residence which we have since confiscated as evidence.

The trio was found in possession of large quantities of copper cables estimated to be worth more than P1 million and we suspect that they might be buying it from criminals and reselling to licensed scrap yards,” he explained. Ramaphoi said they suspect that most of the copper cables belong to Botswana Telecommunications Corporation and some might have been stolen from boreholes that use solar panels because they have been receiving such reports.

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