Halted at Port of Entry

GROBLERSBRUG — The driver of a red Toyota Hilux, towing a trailer with registration number NMC 714 GP, was carrying general goods and groceries from South Africa to Zimbabwe when he was stopped at the Groblersbrug Port of Entry on Saturday 12 October.

During a routine search by border Police members, it was discovered that a motorcycle was hidden among the goods loaded on the trailer. The motorcycle was covered with groceries and not declared with Customs or SAPS for export.

After proper interrogation Police determined that Mr Sidalubahle Ndlovu, a Zimbabwean National, was the owner or the responsible person for the motorcycle.

According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale Cluster spokesperson, Ndlovu could not give a proper explanation regarding how he obtained the motorcycle nor any documentation thereof.

The motorcycle’s identification number was circulated, and it was identified as stolen in Sandton on Thursday 10 October.

A case for the possession of a suspected stolen motorcycle was opened at Tom Burke SAPS and the suspect was detained.  

The stolen motorcycle, with an estimated value of R20 000, was confiscated and held at Tom Burke SAPS.

The suspect appeared in Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Monday 14 October and the case was postponed to Wednesday 16 October. He was denied bail.

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