Twist in Durban truck hijacking case

Twist in Durban truck hijacking case

A group of suspects allegedly found in possession of R1.5 million worth of stolen goods appeared in the Durban Magistrates Court today.

Gavel, courtroom

There were reports first of a truck being hijacked at Maydon Wharf on Friday. 

The driver says he was ambushed while he was leaving the harbour and was robbed of his truck. 

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The vehicle was found hours later abandoned on the N2 near the Umgababa off-ramp. Its cargo and trailer were missing. 

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Jay Naicker says three days later officers found some cargo at a warehouse in Isipingo.

Their investigation also took them to Jacobs, south of Durban.

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"Ten suspects were arrested. Some of the stolen goods and four vehicles were seized by police," he says. 

"Investigations by police uncovered that the driver of the vehicle actually sold the truck with the goods to the suspects. The driver was also arrested in Kwamakhutha."

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