Three men arrested in January in relation to cable theft from MetroRail have been sentenced to 8 years behind bars after they were found guilty of theft and malicious damage to property.
Metrorail Western Cape Regional Manager Richard Walker says since they've put new measures in place, 279 suspects have been apprehended.
Since we've put those interventions in place, specialised investigations, drone surveillance as well as armed response, we had 279 suspects apprehended and we also saw 17 cases finalised.— Richard Walker, Metrorail Western Cape Regional Manager
We're beginning to see the momentum of the interventions. We also put in place the support of the prosecuting authority.— Richard Walker, Metrorail Western Cape Regional Manager
Walker says it's still an uphill battle as they plan to get rid of the illegal metal scrap traders.
To hear the rest of the conversation with Richard Walker, listen below: