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Cops intercept copper smugglers in Plumtree

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Cops intercept copper smugglers in Plumtree. Aleck Gumede Ncube has since been arrested for unlawful transportation of copper cables and the smuggling of scrap metal. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest.

Police in Plumtree have intercepted a local vehicle carrying 364 kgs of copper worth $370 000 suspected to have been destined for Botswana.

“On April 16, 2021, Police at Plumtree intercepted a blue Caravan vehicle registration number AFD 3798 with copper weighing 364kgs destined for Botswana and arrested Aleck Gumede Ncube (87) for unlawful transportation of ZESA copper cables and smuggling of scrap metal.

“The value of the recovered copper is $370 000,” Asst Comm Nyathi said.

Source – The Herald

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