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Suspects summoned to court for alleged theft


Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS) 


FREE STATE - Seven suspects aged between 34 and 39 have been summoned to appear before the Kroonstad Magistrates’ Court on 03 October 2023, for possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime.

It is alleged that on 17 October 2020, members of Tactical Response Team (TRT) based in Welkom received information about the suspects who were going to sell Antiretroviral (ARVs) tablets in Kroonstad. The police then followed up on the information and stopped a vehicle in Welkom. The vehicle was searched and two small containers of Antiretroviral (ARVs) tablets were discovered. The suspects who were inside the vehicle told the police that the containers belong to the owner who is at a guest house in Kroonstad. The police went to Kroonstad and searched the rooms of the suspects. During the search police discovered one thousand two hundred and seventy two (1272) Antiretroviral (ARVs) tablets worth an estimated value of R480 000-00.

The case docket was then handed over to the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team based in Welkom for further investigation culminating in summons being served on Wednesday, 13 September 2023. 


Captain Christopher Singo
071 481 2568