Police nab suspects in electricity scam


Five suspects have been arrested in connection with an electricity scam in the Vaal region on Friday. 

National police spokesman Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said that the men were arrested by members of the National Investigation Unit (NINU). 

Naidoo said that the investigation team search several houses in Vanderbijl Park‚ Evaton and Boipatong in Gauteng. 

"The first two residences were visited at Vanderbijl Park where Eskom CDU equipment (equipment used to generate electricity vouchers) were seized. At one of the houses in Evaton an unlicensed firearm was seized. The 9mm Norinco pistol‚ with serial number filed off‚ had 6 live rounds in the magazine. Additional ammunition belonging to various firearms‚ including AK 47 rounds‚ were also seized along with the unlicensed firearm. The firearm will be sent for ballistic testing to check if it can be linked to other crimes committed in the Vaal area," Naidoo said.