Botshabelo businessman arrested for possession of stolen property

FREE STATE – A 32-year-old Botshabelo businessman has found himself behind bars this weekend after he was allegedly found with suspected stolen goods which were robbed from a hijacked truck on Tuesday around Bloemfontein.
The Serious Organised Crime Investigation received information on Thursday of suspected stolen goods that were being concealed in a well-known butchery suspected to have robbed from a hijacked Lesotho truck.
The truck was transporting frozen chicken worth an estimated R270 000 when it was allegedly hijacked.
A joint operation comprising the SAPS VIS, Park Road Detectives, Hawks, Vispol Botshabelo and LCRC Thaba-Nchu descended on the premises with a search warrant and resulted in the discovery of various types of frozen chicken boxes and other stolen items.
The team proceeded to the N8 alongside Verkeerdevlei Road where the R450 000 hijacked truck was recovered. No injuries were reported to the driver during the time of the offence.
Meanwhile, all recovered items were handed over to the lawful owners who travelled from Lesotho. The suspect will appear in the Botshabelo Magistrates Court on Monday. Investigations are still continuing.

Source: South African Police Service