Organised gangs targeting Transnet's underground energy pipelines have siphoned off at least 10-million litres of liquid fuels in the past financial year alone.

So brazen are the thieves - who have their own tanker trucks to transport the stolen product - that in one case they erected a shack on a farm where a pipeline passes and punched a hole into it to help themselves...

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