SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR PINETOWN DRUG HAUL

Mandrax tablets, heroine capsules, methaqualone powder

KWAZULU-NATAL – A 32 year old suspect is expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate court today on charges of dealing and possession of drugs The suspect was arrested on Wednesday by the Durban Serious Organised Crime in collaboration with Crime Intelligence. Members received information about a suspect who was supplying drugs to the dealers …

MPUMALANGA PAIR SENTENCED FOR COUNTERFEIT MONEY CASE

MPUMALANGA – A 28 year old Johannesburg woman, Temwa Lisa Masoka (28), will spend six years in prison for the role she played in peddling counterfeit money in Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Her accomplice, Andrew Hopkins Mzaliwa (56), escaped with a suspended sentence after the Evander Regional Court found both of them guilty on 21counts of …

SUSPECT BEHIND ALLEGED ARMED ROBBERIES ARRESTED IN THE EASTERN CAPE

EASTERN CAPE – A 28 year old suspect who has been linked to armed robberies in three magisterial districts in the Eastern Cape is behind bars. On Wednesday he appeared in both the Mthatha and Elliotdale Magistrates courts respectively for an alleged cash in transit last year November around Mthatha as well as a robbery …

THREE MEN ARRESTED FOR OPERATING GOLD PROCESSING PLANT IN GAUTENG

GAUTENG – Three suspects were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly operating an illegal gold processing refinery in Zuurbekom plots. The three men aged between 21 and 47 were arrested during an integrated operation comprised of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation, the West Rand Tactical Response Team and Eskom. Information was received of an illegal …

FOUR ARRESTED FOR R3 MILLION WORTH OF STOLEN PROPERTY

GAUTENG – Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Johannesburg and Gauteng flying squad nabbed four suspects for possession of suspected stolen property with an estimated street value of R3 million on Sunday at Alrode, east of Johannesburg. Members swiftly responded on information received regarding a suspected theft of storage containers with bulk of exclusive branded …

ACCUSED SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS DIRECT IMPRISONMENT FOR ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING

Sthembiso Amon Mchumu

MPUMALANGA – Sthembiso Amon Mchumu (36) was found guilty and sentenced to five years direct imprisonment in the Middelburg Regional Court on Monday, 17 February 2020 for attempted kidnapping. The accused was further sentenced to an additional five years imprisonment which is wholly suspended for four years on condition that he is not found guilty …

COUPLE ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING AND CORRUPTION

FREE STATE – Maria Thato Ramona (39), appeared before the Wepener District Court after was arrested after she allegedly tried to kidnap a 12-year-old boy from Lesotho on Thursday, 13 February 2020. The boy was apparently from a local school in Mafeteng, Lesotho reportedly on his way to visit his aunt in Bloemfontein when he …

BELLVILLE ATTORNEY ARRESTED FOR FRAUD

WESTERN CAPE – Brian Albertus Baumann (53), is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court tomorrow after he was arrested last week Thursday and made a court appearance on the same day for alleged fraud and theft charges. Baumann was arrested following an investigation by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation which revealed that …

SAPS Serial and Electronic FCS Investigation ‘Operation Moonlight’ nets five for child pornography

Pretoria: 16 February 2020 – The South African Police Service’s Serial and Electronic FCS Investigation (SECI), a specialised section within Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) has arrested five alleged sexual predators in Gauteng during an operation code named ‘Moonlight’ conducted between the 10th and 14th February 2020. The operation was conducted by …