Category «Law Enforcement»

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 …

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 …

HAWKS SEIZE OVER 3000 ROUNDS OF ASSORTED AMMUNITION, GRENADES, FIREARMS AND MILITARY RADIOS

CAPE TOWN – Matthew Broderick Breet (27), and Sheldon Jaret Breet (31), the brothers who were arrested by the Hawks on Saturday in connection with the alleged murder of Brian Wainstein (45) are to face additional charges after further investigations uncovered a stockpile of ammunition, grenades, firearms and military hand radios. Follow-up investigations on Tuesday …

Commissioner of the South African Police Service Statement

Pretoria, 23 November 2017: Yesterday, the newly appointed National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Khehla Sitole, outlined his vision for the South African Police Service at a press briefing in Pretoria. The Minister of Police, Minister Fikile Mbalula, introduced the new National Commissioner. General Sitole expressed his appreciation to Government for …

ARRESTS IN RHINO POACHING RELATED CRIMES CONTINUE

Over the past four weeks, the Rhino 8 Task Team has arrested several suspects for various crimes related to rhino poaching. The Rhino 8 team comprises of various government departments including members from various disciplines of the South African Police Service, Customs and Excise, the South African National Defence Force and Ezemvelo and SANParks Game …

HAWKS DISMANTLE VEHICLE FRAUD SYNDICATE

NORTH WEST – The Serious Organised Crime unit of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in the North West arrested five suspects aged between 34 and 60 today in Wolmaranstad for motor vehicle fraud, robbery and intimidation. The five suspects are part of a syndicate that allegedly targeted people who were looking to buy second …