Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Six SAPS members arrested in Cape Town for corruption

The Western Cape SAPS has arrested six of its members, while the arrest of a seventh suspect is imminent.

Following an investigation by members attached to the Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit spanning six months, the team executed a warrant of arrest at the Maitland Flying Squad on Tuesday.

Colonel Andrè Traut said two sergeants and four constables aged between 31 and 42 were detained on charges of corruption while awaiting their court appearance in Cape Town on the 30th of March 2023. They are accused of corrupt activities where boxes of abalone were seized from suspects on a number of occasions without making any arrests or handing in the abalone as exhibits.

They are also accused of harbouring a corrupt relationship with persons on the wrong side of the law by escorting drugs with a police vehicle.

The Western Cape provincial commissioner, Lt Gen Thembisile Patekile welcomed the arrests and sent out a stern warning that corrupt members masquerading as police officers will be brought to book to face the full might of the law.

 

Done by: Alungile Njemla

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