Category «Law Enforcement»

Three Suspected Rhino Poachers Arrested

Preetoria: 12 June 2015 – The South African Police Service’s National Intervention Unit and Mpumalanga Tracking Team pounced on three suspected rhino poachers in the early hours of this morning, 12 June 2015, in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga. A 30 year old South African male and a 32 year old Mozambican male were arrested at their place …

Three busted for running a brothel

Hawks

Pretoria – A man from Thailand and two women from China were arrested by the Hawks and Brooklyn SAPS members for running a brothel in Pretoria on Wednesday evening. The Hawks, who were acting on information from a whistle blower, stormed the house in Brooklyn and rescued six Thai ladies aged between 23 and 38. …

SAPS’ family violence, protection and sexual offences investigations unit doubles capacity to deal with crimes against children

Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has called on the community to work together to keep children safe and for parents to be more vigilant when it comes to their children’s whereabouts and activities. The call comes during National Child Protection Week (31 May to 7 June), an annual government initiative to raise …

Hawks not investigating FIFA saga

Hawks

Peetoria- The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), commonly known as the Hawks, would like to set the record straight in that the directorate has not opened any formal investigation regarding the FIFA saga that has flooded the public arena of late. However we can confirm that we have received documents from Freedom Front Plus, …

Two rhino poachers recovering in hospital

Two suspected rhino poachers are recovering in hospital after a shootout ensued at the Kruger National Park last week after the suspects were found trespassing in the park in Mpumalanga. Mozambican national Carlos Ngwane and Victor Mashile, whose nationality is not known, were arrested in separate areas but not without resistance in the form of …

Horrific crash in Swellendam claims eight lives

Horrific crash in Swellendam claims eight lives

Early this morning, at around 7am, three vehicles, a truck, a light delivery van, and a Correctional Services minibus, were involved in a horrific crash on the N2 in Swellendam. The crash claimed the lives of eight Correctional Services officials, leaving another four seriously injured. The injured were transported to the Swellendam Provincial Hospital. It …

SAPS helicopter involved in a landing incident in Midrand

Police

This morning a South African Police Service BK117 helicopter was involved in a landing incident at Grand Central Airport in Midrand. The aircraft was undertaking a routine post-maintenance test flight at the time. The pilot and other occupants were unhurt and the aircraft is being recovered to the Airbus Helicopters hangar. Airbus Helicopters is assisting …

Operation Fiela results in 889 arrests

Police

The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) is happy with the successes of this past week’s Operation Fiela which rooted out criminal elements in seven provinces, resulting in 889 arrests. NATJOINTS is particularly pleased with the response from community members, who tipped off law enforcement officers about a number of criminal activities and we …

Former Hawks captain arrested for SBV heist

Hawks

Pretoria – A former captain of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the Mpumalanga Standard Bank, Barclays (First National Bank) and Volkskas (SBV) heist of R107 million. The Hawks’ investigating team, assisted by members of the Task Force, arrested Bhekani Welcome Gcabashe at his home in …