Simba Chips Worth R1.2m Recovered After Hijacking

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In a positive turn of events, the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department’s (EMPD) specialized task team arrested a 36-year-old male suspect in Putfontein with R1.2 million worth of goods in his possession.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, 14 March 2023, at 9.50 am, and thanks to the swift action of the EMPD, the truck containing Simba chips has been recovered.

Recovery of the Stolen Goods

According to the EMPD spokesperson Ignatius Maphike, the police received a tip-off from a trucking company. As a result, the Isuzu truck that was allegedly hijacked in the Elandsfontein area was found.

The premises where the suspect was from was thoroughly searched, and additional crates of chips were uncovered.

The Return of the Chips to their Rightful Owner

The chips have subsequently been returned to their rightful owner.

This convenient operation demonstrates the effectiveness of the EMPD’s specialized task team.


This incident highlights the importance of having a competent and efficient police force that can respond promptly to crimes. It also serves as a reminder that we must remain vigilant and informed about our surroundings to help prevent similar incidents from happening.

Remember that safety is a top priority; we can all play our part in keeping our communities safe.

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