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460 MILLION RAND FRAUD – SUSPECT ARRESTED

HAWKS NAB SUSPECT FOR R460 MILLION FRAUD GAUTENG – A 43 year old suspect is expected to appear at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Friday for allegedly defrauding a medical equipment company over R460 million. The suspects was arrested the Germiston Hawks’ Commercial Crime Unit office on Wednesday following a three month investigation …

BANK EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DEFRAUDING CLIENT

CAPE TOWN – Ntobeko Mbolekwa (33), made a brief appearance before the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested by the Hawks’ serious commercial crime unit last week for alleged R1.2 million fraud. Mbolekwa apparently manipulated the bank system and created new internet banking profiles for an account belonging to an FNB client in Hout …

TRIO IN COURT FOR POSSESSION OF IVORY

NORTHERN CAPE – Riaan Malgas (31), Mothusi Joel Tshibithi (36) and Albert Mosimanyane (53) appeared at Kuruman Magistrates Court on charges of possession of ivory on yesterday. The three were arrested on Friday, 8 December 2017, at Kuruman Airport after the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime unit swiftly acted on information about suspects in possession of …

TWO SUSPECTS ROBBERS ARRESTED FOR OR TAMBO AIRPORT FOLLOW

Members from the South African Police Service National Investigation Unit (NINU) and the Flying Squad, acting on intelligence, arrested two suspects and recovered firearms and a hijacked vehicle on the N3 highway in Johannesburg. The National Investigation Unit received intelligence that a group of men using a white Mercedes Benz ML are targeting commuters traveling …

THREE APPEAR FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

CAPE TOWN – Pretty Hlengiwe Mkhize (33), Uche Davidson (41), Aishatu Musae (34), appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday following their arrest on Thursday by the Hawks’ serious organised crime unit for alleged human trafficking related charges. Members acted on information about a possible human trafficking incident in Milnerton area, near Cape …

SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR R3.4 MILLION SAPS FRAUD

NORTHERN CAPE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in Springbok has expanded its investigation on SAPS fraudulent travel claims totalling an estimated R3.4 million. Two suspects, a 45 year old Captain and a 31 year old former administration officer who recently resigned, were arrested last week Thursday for alleged fraud, money laundering and theft. …

15 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR POSSESSION OF EXPLOSIVES

POLOKWANE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation welcomes the conviction of Conrad Taruwona (24). Taruwona was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for unlawful possession of explosives by Musina Regional Court on Thursday. The accused was arrested at Beitbridge on 13 April 2016 after he was found in possession of 100 caped fuses and 100 …

POLICE DETECTIVE NABBED FOR CORRUPTION

POLOKWANE – A 33 year old police detective Constable stationed at Saselamani police station was arrested on Thursday, 30 November 2017 for alleged corruption. The suspect allegedly demanded R1200 from the suspect whom he had arrested for possession of suspected stolen property in exchange of bail. It was further alleged that the suspect went to …

JOINT SAPS INTERPOL INTERNATIONAL DRUG OPERATIONS

The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) recently hosted an Africa-led counter narcotics related operation in collaboration with Asia-Pacific countries focusing on air, land and sea borders. The week-long operation, between 17 and 25 November 2017, was aimed at addressing the scourge of drugs and precursor chemicals flowing into Africa from Asia and vice versa. The …