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Eastern Cape man arrested for having 3 800 litres of diesel without a permit

Police said the property was seized. Picture: SAPS

Police said the property was seized. Picture: SAPS

Published Jan 9, 2023


Durban - A 34-year-old Eastern Cape man is expected in court on Monday morning after he was allegedly found in possession of suspected stolen diesel and gas cylinders.

“It is alleged that the Mount Road members received information of an illegal dispensary of diesel and gas,” said provincial police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

“At approximately 12:00 on Friday the member followed up on the information in Govan Mbeki Avenue, North End.

“On arrival the members found 3 800 litres of diesel, 27 gas cylinders (various sizes) and three electrical pumps, with an estimated value of R200 000.

“The suspect was unable to provide any proof of purchase, nor could he produce any permits to deal in diesel or filling of gas cylinders.

“The premises were also visited by the fire department and arrangements were made to transport the property for safekeeping during the investigation.”

Van Rensburg said the suspect was arrested on charges of possession of suspects stolen property.

“More charges could be added as the investigation unfolds.”

In a separate incident, a Western Cape Eskom employee was charged with allegedly stealing R500 000 worth of diesel from the power utility last year.

Angelo Cysman, 40, worked as a plant operator at Eskom in Atlantis and was caught out during an internal investigation.