A shipment of snacks being transported in a trailer turned out to be a stolen Ford Ranger.

The shocking discovery was made on the N1 highway en route Zimbabwe.

Four suspects who were travelling in the bakkie were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the police were busy with their routine duties along the N1 road, south of Polokwane, when they stopped a Toyota Hilux towing a trailer.

“As the police were busy searching the vehicle and its trailer, a grey Ford Ranger was found loaded on the trailer,” Mojapelo said.

They will appear in Polokwane magistrate court soon on a charge of possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle.