Category «Law Enforcement»

O. R. Tambo International Airport Robbery

SAPS

Pretoria, Thursday, 9 March 2017: The South African Police Service views the armed robbery which occurred on Tuesday night, 7 March 2017 and the attendant security breaches in a serious light. We can assure our communities and visitors to our country that we are doing everything possible to ensure that the robbery and all circumstances …

ACTING NATIONAL COMMISIONER MOURNS THE LOSS OF TWO OFFICERS WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

SAPS

Pretoria , Thursday 09 March 2017 : The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, condemns the killing of two police officers in the Northern Cape on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the South African Police Service were responding to a domestic violence dispute in Kimberley where one of their …

ACTING NATIONAL COMMISSIONER CONDEMNS BENONI KILLINGS

SAPS

Monday, 06 March 2017: The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, condemns in the strongest terms the senseless murder of fourteen people whose bodies were found in Benoni, Gauteng over the past two days. Initially, police discovered six bodies with apparent gunshot wounds near a railway line on …

22 ILLEGAL MINERS FOUND GUILTY ON 577 CHARGES

SAPS

Free State- The National Head of the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza has hailed the conviction of 22 illegal by the Virginia High Court on Monday, hailing the decision as a landmark moment in the fight against illegal mining in the country. The court will on Tuesday, commence with mitigating …

HOME AFFAIRS OFFICIAL NABBED FOR CORRUPTION

HAWKS

LIMPOPO – The Hawks Limpopo Anti – Corruption Unit members have arrested a 32 year old Modimolle Home Affairs official for corruption. The suspect allegedly confiscated the passport of a foreign national during the joint operation between the SAPS, SARS and Home Affairs in Modimolle during January 2017. The suspect allegedly demanded R3000 from the …

TWO ARRESTED FOR POLICE MURDER

HAWKS

MPUMALANGA – Two suspects aged 35 and 29 years have been arrested for the murder of the late Constable Senyane Joseph Hlongwane (36). The latest arrest bring to three the number of suspects linked to the murder. The two suspects were arrested on Monday by the Mpumalanga Hawks for their role in the murder of …

Paul O’Sullivan appears in court on various charges

SAPS

Paul O’Sullivan appears in court on various charges Pretoria, Thursday 16 February 2017: The South African Police Service can confirm that Paul Robert O’Sullivan (62 years of age) appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday, 16 February 2017 and was granted bail of R10 000 subject to certain conditions. The charges in connection with …

ABALONE RECOVERED ON ABANDONED VEHICLE

SAPS

NORTHERN CAPE – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) members swiftly acted on information about a vehicle allegedly transporting abalone from Cape Town to Namibia, through Springbok, via the Vioolsdrift Port of Entry. On Tuesday, 14 February 2017, search teams were despatched on all possible routes and a vehicle matching the disruption provided was …

NIGERIANS, MOZAMBICANS ARRESTED FOR FARM MURDERS

SAPS

MPUMALANGA – Two Nigerian nationals and two Mozambicans have been arrested after four people; a man, his wife and both his parents, were found murdered at farm house in Modderbult on Tuesday. Members of the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, members of the K9 unit, SANEB, Visible Policing members and the Local Criminal Record Centre officers responded …

WOMAN NABBED FOR R9 MILLION FRAUD

HAWKS

WESTERN CAPE – Yolanda Faith Myburg (44), has appeared in the Kuilsriver Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday following her arrest on the same day by the Western Cape Hawks Commercial Crime Unit. Myburg has been charged with fraud valued at approximately R9.million, allegedly perpetrated against DHL in the Kempton Park area over a period of time …

FUGITIVE FRAUDSTER SOUGHT- HAWKS SEEK ASSISTANCE

HAWKS

PRETORIA – The Hawks are in search of Huvashan Perumal Venketramen, a 33-year-old fugitive who has been on the run since 2013 after failing to honour his court appearance to face a charge of fraud amounting to R845 000. In 2011, Venketramen, who was the Managing Director of Verify Data Close Corporation, masqueraded as an …

R4 MILLION WORTH OF ABALONE SEIZED, TEN ARRESTED

HAWKS

WESTERN CAPE – The Hawks carried out several raids at suspected abalone drying facilities on Monday in a project driven operation, resulting in the arrests of ten suspects aged between 25 and 56. The raids were simultaneously carried out at six different private dwellings around, Durbanville, Plattekloof, West Beach, Atlantic Beach, Table View and Parklands, …

R2.2 MILLION RESCUED AFTER BANK ACCOUNT FRAUD

HAWKS

EASTERN CAPE – The Financial and Assert Forfeiture Investigation (FAFI) unit of the Hawks has on Friday, 03 February 2017, recovered R2.2 million which was defrauded from the Amatole Water in East London. The Amatole Water had contracted Malambo Construction to render services but before the money could be paid out, Amatole Water received what …

RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM HOSTED BY SAPS

SAPS

Pretoria, Friday 10 February 2017: The South African Police Service (SAPS) hosted a Research Colloquium from 7 to 9 February 2017 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Conference Centre in Pretoria. The Research Colloquium is one of the exploratory research activities included in the Research Proposal for the development of an ideal …

WOMAN BUST FOR VEHICLES LICENSING SCHEME

HAWKS

BELLVILLE – Bronwyn Davids (29), has appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday following her arrest by members from the Hawks’ Anti-Corruption Unit for her alleged part in an Illegal vehicle licensing and police clearance scheme. Davids, who is reportedly Elton Bernard Abrahams’s girlfriend was arrested on Thursday following the arrest of Abrahams and …

NIGERIAN WOMAN BUSTED FOR DRUG DEALING

HAWKS

GAUTENG – Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) in Johannesburg have on Tuesday arrested a 37-year-old Nigerian woman for dealing in drugs. Police followed on information regarding drug dealers in Buccleauch where they found Clara Maduka in possession of 594 wrapped cocaine rocks at an estimated value of R90 000. She was arrested immediately. …

ABALONE FOUND INSIDE HIJACKED VEHICLE – MAN ARRESTED

HAWKS

EASTERN CAPE – The members of the Hawks’ Organised Crime Unit in Port Elizabeth, together with the Motherwell Crime Intelligence officers have arrested a 31-year-old for being possession of abalone at Kinkelbos on Wednesday. Hawks had received a tip-off about a vehicle which was transporting abalone along the N2 route. The vehicle was spotted and …

ALLEGED DRUG DEALERS NABBED IN DURBAN

HAWKS

KWAZULU-NATAL -Hawks’ Organised Crime unit members in Durban have arrested two suspects for dealing in drugs at Overport and Bonela in Durban on Monday and Tuesday. Officers had received information about two suspects who were allegedly dealing in drugs in the area. An operation involving the members of the Metro Police was at Bondsvick Centre …

NATJOINTS activated to secure SONA 2017

NATIONAL JOINT OPERATIONAL AND INTELLIGENCE STRUCTURE (NATJOINTS) activated to secure SONA 2017 Cape Town: 8 February 2017 – The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) assures the people of South Africa and community of Cape Town of the readiness of the security forces to secure the deliverance of the 2017 State of the Nation …

PAIR NABBED FOR CONSIPIRACY TO COMMIT ARMED ROBBERY

HAWKS

NORTH WEST- The Hawks in North West have arrested Silas Msebi (37) and Mehluli Moyo (39) on Monday, 06 February 2017 for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of unlicensed firearm in Jourberton. The officers were acting on information about a vehicle which had two occupants who were allegedly intending to rob one of …

HOME AFFAIRS OFFICIAL IN THE DOCK FOR FAKE BIRTH REGISTRATION

HAWKS

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Hawks’ Commercial Crime Unit in Durban in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs Counter Corruption officials have arrested a 35-year-old Department of Home Affairs employee in Kokstad on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. Officers had received information about a 19-year-old Lesotho woman who was mysteriously in possession of a South African identity …

THREE BUSTED FOR DEALING IN DRUGS

HAWKS

EASTERN CAPE – The Hawks in East London have on Friday, 3 February 2017 arrested three men suspected to be members of drug-dealing syndicate in the province. The suspects, a 26-year-old Laurence Benjamin, Zavian Plaatjies (30), and Elroy Van Schalkwyk (33) have appeared before the East London Magistrate’s Court on Monday and were released on …