Durban - Durbanites, anxious to find their missing motorbikes, may look no further than South Africa's border.
On Monday, police in Pongola found a truckload of bikes and other goods stolen mostly in KZN that was headed to Malawi.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said that on Monday morning the Pongola SAPS members at Golela Port of Entry, Tracker Units and other units embarked in an operation on the trucks and bakkies waiting for the gate to be opened at the Golela border.
"The team approached the said vehicles and a search was conducted. Upon searching the trucks, the members discovered stolen vehicles, several stripped motorbikes, bicycles, computers, solar panels, appliances and other items," Mbele said.
The motorbikes were stolen in the Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas.
The suspects were transporting the stolen goods to Malawi.
A total of nine suspects aged between 23 and 49 were placed under arrest. They are appearing in the Pongola Magistrates’ Court on charges of possession of stolen property.