Two brothers were arrested in a police operation facing charges of possession of property suspected to be stolen, two stolen vehicles and dye stained dollar and rand notes seized by members in Phoenix, recently.

Phoenix communications officer, Cpt L Naidoo, said, “Members of the South African Police Service received information from the Crime Intelligence Unit about a vehicle that was possibly stolen and kept in the Phoenix area. The members proceeded to the first address in Worship Circle, Phoenix where they found a blue BMW parked in the garage of the premises.

“The members checked the registration of the vehicle with radio control and the vehicle came up as positively stolen on a Mountain Rise

“The owner of the property was questioned and said that the vehicle belonged to his brother who does not reside with him. The owner of the premises, a 33-year-old man was arrested and detained at SAPS Phoenix for possession of property suspected to be stolen. The members also received information of a man dealing in dye stained money at Tashmeera Gardens.

“The members proceeded to the address which was pointed out by Crime Intelligence. The owner of that property was present and the members informed him of the allegations against him. The owner admitted to the allegations and agreed to take the members to the address where the dye stained money was. At Central Park, the said
male removed a set of keys from his pocket and opened a Range Rover which was parked in that yard.

“The vehicle had no registration. In the boot, there were brown boxes containing 100 dollar bill notes and R100 notes. The vehicle was circulated via radio control and this vehicle also came up positive as stolen on a Pinetown CAS. Trevolin Padayachee, aged 30, was detained for possession of property suspected to be stolen.”

“Both accused were charged and appeared in the Verulam Magistrates Court where the case against the first accused was not enrolled whilst the case against Trevolen Padayachee was remanded until 27 March 2019. He paid bail of R2 000,” Cpt Naidoo said.