Two lorries laden with 58 tonnes of copper, believed to belong to a top politician’s son have been seized by cops in Chivhu.

The Masvingo Mirror reports that the copper valued at $250 000 was discovered t a roadblock at Featherstonwe.

The truck drivers did not have the necessary documents on them and cops impounded the vehicles which are now parked at Chivhu Police Station.

“This is a very sensitive matter and don’t expect anyone to talk to you about it. We are waiting for instructions from the above on what to do with the trucks (with SA registration numbers) but otherwise we have traced the copper to the son of a top politician,” said an officer who to the Masvingo Mirror.

National Police spokesperson Charity Charamba said she is on leave.