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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 …

HAWKS ASK FOR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING SUSPECTED FRAUDSTER

WANTED: Gerhard Niewoudt Olivier

WESTERN CAPE – The Serious Commercial Crime Investigation of the Hawks is searching for Gerhard Niewoudt Olivier (34) for alleged fraud. Olivier is alleged to have siphoned almost R18.4 million from unsuspecting victims in a farm investment scheme as far back as 2010. He allegedly swindled various potential investors to purchase farm equipment and feed …

FORMER MAITLAND POLICE OFFICERS JAILED FOR DRUG DEALING

WESTERN CAPE – Two former Woodstock Police Station police officers convicted on drug trafficking charges were sentenced to 10 years each in prison on Monday. The two convicted former police officers, 37 years old Godwin Bradley Barnard and 54 years old Isak Stefanus Hendricks were sentenced to five (5) years imprisonment each, in terms of …