Couple arrested over stolen goods, drugs

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Johannesburg - A couple was arrested in Tlhabane, near Rustenburg, on Thursday for possession of suspected stolen goods and drugs, said North West police.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the 50-year-old man and his wife, 46, were arrested at 3am, following a tip-off.

Police recovered a decoder, 46 cellphones, four digital cameras, a video camera, 16 memory sticks, seven foreign passports, six identity documents, 11 wristwatches, two plasma televisions, five amplifiers, six car speakers, a GPS (navigation system), a variety of bank cards, and two laptops, said Ngubane.

The total value of the items was estimated at R100 000.

Police also found the drug nyaope, Mandrax tablets, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Ngubane said the police could not rule out the possibility of more arrests.

The couple was expected to appear soon in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.


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