Thieves caught with 15 tonnes of stolen copper cable

POLICE have arrested three men accused of stealing around 15 tonnes of copper cabling, some of it from vital infrastructure projects like water treatment stations.
Detectives believe the men, from Sevilla, have carried out at least 10 thefts and accuse them of causing “serious economic damage” by their actions.
The cabling comes from, among other places, sewage treatment plants, water plants and solar power stations.
Investigators are now turning their attention to how the cabling was disposed of and who the men were supplying.
Scrapyards will come under the spotlight if they acquired the cable knowing where it had come from.
To hinder the investigation the men removed any plastic covering from the cable which has made it more difficult to discover its origin.

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