Two managers behind bars for possession of Transnet items value R25m

Two managers of a metal and manufacturing firm in Alberton have been arrested after being present in possession of infrastructure supplies belonging to Transnet with an estimated worth of R25m.

The pair — aged 28 and 45 respectively — have been nabbed on Thursday throughout a multidisciplinary operation by the Hawk’s severe organised crime investigation unit, crime intelligence and the Ekurhuleni metro police, supported by Transnet.

Hawks spokesperson Capt Ndivhuwo Mulamu stated the investigation staff adopted up on intelligence relating to suspicious non-ferrous metals scheduled to be transported and recycled at a metal and manufacturing firm at Alrode in Alberton.  

“Upon arrival, a search and seizure warrant was executed and objects which Transnet positively recognized as theirs, together with large path jumpers, contact wires, overhead cables, railway tracks and comes with an estimated worth of R25m, have been seized. The 2 males have been arrested instantly,” he stated.

The boys have been anticipated to to seem on the Palm Ridge Justice of the Peace’s courtroom on Friday after being charged with contravening the Legal Issues Modification Act 18 of 2015 and Second Hand Items Act 6 of 2009.

Investigations are ongoing.