police today said that a 33-year-old South African Police Service detective
from Kempton Park police station has been arrested for kidnapping and armed
is alleged that on Monday, a Senegalese national arrived at OR Tambo
International Airport from Pretoria Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said.
was on his way to Hong Kong to buy stock for his shop.
While the victim was on
his way to the check-in point, he was intercepted by two African men.
of the men identified himself as a police officer stationed at crime
intelligence in Kempton Park,said Mohlala.
police officer apparently informed the man that he suspected he was carrying
drugs and wanted to search him at the police station in Kempton Park.
is alleged that they then went to a car parked outside the airport.
The arrested police officer is
expected to appear in court on Monday.
investigation was still underway to locate the other suspects.
Labels: Gauteng policeman arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping