Staff Reporter - December 13, 2022

More than a ton of various infrastructural property such as water meters and copper cables were seized at a Dunoon storage facility on Monday 5 December, leading to the arrest of two suspects.

The copper was positively identified as belonging to state-owned companies.

Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie says concerted efforts to eradicate infrastructural damages and theft of non-ferrous metals such as copper yielded excellent results when officers of the Economical Infrastructure Task Team conducted an intelligence driven operation in

Dunoon and confiscated a substantial quantity of copper cable at a storage facility in the area. 

He said the material is estimated to be worth more than R160,000. A man and a woman aged between 35 and 45 were arrested and will appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ court once they are charged. 

They face charges related to the contravention of the Criminal Matter Amendment Act, he said.

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