Category «Crime»

DISRUPTIVE OPERATION NETS TWO FOR RUNNING A DAGGA LAB

The Hawks’ Secunda Narcotic Bureau, Crime Intelligence and K9 members swept into Volksrust, Mpumalanga on Tuesday morning detained a couple aged 42 and 58 for running a clandestine dagga laboratory. The multidisciplinary team executed search and seizure warrants at a farm in Droefheid and succeeded to seize, almost 20kg of compressed hydroponic cannabis and about …

LIFE SENTENCES HANDED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKERS

The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has welcomed the South Gauteng High Court three life sentences plus additional hundred and six (106) years imprisonment to two Nigerian nationals for human trafficking on Friday in Johannesburg. The pair Frank Amaku (26), and Ilo Promise Somadina (25), were arrested …

THREE HAWKS IMPOSTERS ARRESTED

PRETORIA – Three suspects aged between 33 and 51, allegedly impersonating Hawks investigators, have been arrested in an undercover operation. The suspects, one of whom has been posing as a Major General, were arrested by the Serious Corruption Investigation unit at a hideout in Midrand, just outside Johannesburg, on Wednesday. DPCI members recently received a …

SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR RUNNING AN ILLEGAL DAGGA CLANDESTINE LABORATORY

KWAZULU-NATAL – Three suspects aged between 25 and 45 are expected to appear at the Umzito Magistrate today for allegedly dealing in cannabis plants and oil. A multi-disciplinary team comprising of the Hawks, Crime Intelligence and Tactical Response Team arrested the three after it transpired there was group that was running a hydroponic laboratory in …

POLICE KILLERS SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT

The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, on Monday, has welcomed the three life sentences handed down to three suspects for killing two police officers. Last week Friday, the Durban High Court sentenced Sabelo Mkhize (28), Lindokuhle Mchunu (20), and Siboniso Khubisa (22), for murder, attempted murder and …

UPDATE ON MALMESBURY MOSQUE INVESTIGATION

PRETORIA – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation commenced with investigations soon after the Malmesbury Mosque attack on June 14, 2018 where two people lost their lives and a police officer was injured. The suspecat was identified as 23 year old Nur Arawal from Somalia. Arawal was an outpatient at the Bellville’s Karl Bremer Psychiatric …

JOINT POLICE OPERATION SEIZE R8 MILLION WORTH OF DRUGS AND ARREST OF TWO POLICE OFFICERS

Seven suspects aged 22 and 43 were arrested during a drug raid by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation and Crime Intelligence Counter Narcotics in Pretoria on Monday (yesterday). The suspects, will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court today facing charges of manufacturing and dealing in drugs. The team has spent several months monitoring the …