Limpopo Man Busted With R180K and $150K in Fake Notes!


COPS in Makhado have bust a 40-year-old suspect in possession of counterfeit money.

The man had R180 000 plus 149 300 US dollars in fake notes.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the suspect has been arrested at the local filling station following a tip-off from members of the community about a vehicle which was carrying the alleged counterfeit money from Madombidzha village to Makhado town.

A swift reaction by the Police, led to the alleged car being spotted and searched.

He said the Mercedes Benz vehicle which was used by this suspect was also confiscated.

Meanwhile, in Phalaborwa, after police operation, a 41-year-old woman was arrested for possession of suspected stolen properties and the following items were seized, two plasma TV’s, two computers, one DVD player, one Micro wave, two amplifier audio, four camping chairs, one cooler box and seven electric extensions.

Ngoepe also said in Lulekani, outside Phalaborwa, four suspects aged between 16 and 26 were apprehended for murder and car hijacking.

Their arrest emanated from an incident where they allegedly hijacked a man, killed him and thrown his body in the Letaba river.

He said the deceased’s hijacked Toyota Tazz was also recovered.

The arrested suspects during these operations will soon appear before the Louis Trichardt, Namakgale and Lulekani Magistrate Courts respectively.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has commended the Saps members and other role players who participated during these operations on the job well done.