Joint Security Efforts Between Transnet Pipelines And Law Enforcement

Joint security efforts between Transnet Pipelines (TPL) and law enforcement authorities continue to yield positive results with more fuel thefts arrests reported. Three suspects were arrested in the Mpumalanga province at the weekend after being caught with R1.4 million worth of diesel.

Transnet has collaborated with Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (“Hawks”), National Crime Intelligence and SAPS to deal with the scourge of fuel theft in the country.

The arrests at the weekend, comes after two theft incidents took place on the Transnet multi-product pipeline, between Ladysmith and Van Reenen in KwaZulu-Natal and between Alrode and Langlaagte in Gauteng.

The incident in KwaZulu-Natal resulted in an extensive diesel spillage, the quantum of which is currently being determined. Transnet has deployed team to focus on containing the spillage and to repair the pipeline.

Transnet continues to urge all petroleum retailers and members of the public to refrain from buying fuel from unregistered traders, to curb the demand for illegal petroleum products.

Transnet also calls on all its stakeholders to join in on the fight against petroleum theft by reporting any suspicious bakkies, tankers or activity near the company’s infrastructure by calling the TPL toll free number 0800 203 843 or report the matter to your nearest police station.


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