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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 …

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 …

CASH IN TRANSIT ROBBER SENTENCED TO TWENTY-TWO YEARS

HAWKS

CAPE TOWN – Thorough investigations by the Hawks’ National Bureau for Illegal Firearm Control and Priority Violent Crime (NBIFCPVC) has resulted in the conviction of Mbulelo Zolile Mbatyazwa(50), by the Khayelitsha Regional Court on Monday.   Mbatyazwa was effectively jailed to 22 years for armed robbery, attempted murder and possession of an illegal firearm, following …

ALLEGED FAKE LICENSE DISCS FRAUDSTER DENIED BAIL

HAWKS

GAUTENG – The Benoni Magistrate Court denied bail to an alleged fraudster on Monday, 27 November 2017, for issuing fake license discs to the public without valid documentation. The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime unit conducted an entrapment operation and arrested Stephen Chukwudi Uzor (34) on Friday in Benoni where he operated his business. It is …

HAWKS WELCOME HEFTY SENTENCES OF HITMEN

HAWKS

EAST LONDON – The acting National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata has welcomed the sentence and applauded Hawks investigators for securing maximum sentences to four hit men. The East London High Court has on Thursday sentenced Ntsikelelo Manani (39) to four life imprisonments and to 20 years …