Category «Crime»

TWO ACCUSED IN THE DOCK FOR FRAUD AND ILLEGAL LAND SALES

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in Newcastle have arrested Busisiwe Mthethwa (53), and her accomplice Phathakahle Khumalo (70), in Vryheid on for rental fraud amounting to millions of rand. Mthethwa, a widow to the late chief Jabulani Mdlalose of Othaka tribal community and Khumalo allegedly defrauded the Othaka Community Trust approximately …

HAWKS RAID FIREARM DEALER, OVER THREE HUNDRED ALLEGED ILLEGAL FIREARMS SEIZED

PRETORIA – A team from the Hawks’ Head Office National Bureau for Illegal Firearm Control and Priority Violent Crime (NBIFCPVC) has seized three hundred and twenty-three (323) firearms from a firearm dealer in Arcadia, Pretoria, on Thursday, January 25, on allegations of contravening the Firearms Control Act. The team initially placed the firearms dealership under …

Abuse of young boys exposed on Special Assignment

Predators of the game In this week’s episode of Special Assignment we expose the abuse of young boys with dreams of becoming soccer stars. Oblivious to the criminal intentions of their coaches or managers, these boys and their parents are duped into believing that they would be given opportunities to play for professional clubs. They …

RHINO HORN DEALERS SENTENCED

MPUMALANGA – Four out of the five syndicate members that were arrested early this year by Mpumalanga Hawks were found guilty and sentenced by Middelburg Regional Court on Thursday for dealing in rhino horns. The suspects were arrested in an operation that covered two provinces – Frees State and Mpumalanga – which got under way …

SA Police Minister Announces TOP SECRET operation results

Since 2:00am yesterday  morning the multidisciplinary team conducted takedown operations in the areas of Port St Johns, Peddie and a farm in Berlin, East London leading to several high profile arrests of criminal syndicates. Minister Mbalula accompanied police in a top secret take down operations authorised a year ago. Minister Mbalula says criminal syndicates are …

HAWKS DISMANTLE CLANDESTINE LABORATORIES SEVEN SUSPECTS ARRESTED

KWAZULU-NATAL – An operation by the Port Shepstone Hawks assisted by National Intervention Unit dismantled six clandestine laboratories and arrested seven suspects aged between 27 and 39. The undercover operation was a culmination of a two year project which was aimed at dismantling and arresting members of a syndicate and their associated structures for cultivating …

MAN IN COURT FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION

Northern Cape- Itumeleng Setshaba Mokwena (39), a former employee of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, appeared at Jankempdorp Magistrate’s Court on charges of fraud and corruption on Monday, 22 January 2018. Mokwena allegedly used an accomplice’s details to submit a fraudulent insurance claim documents at Russels furniture store worth R30 000 in Jankempdorp. …

HAWKS DEAL A BLOW TO RHINO HORN DEALERS

MPUMALANGA – Five members of an alleged syndicate that deal in rhino horns are out on bail following their arrest by the Mpumalnga Hawks. The operation which got under way on 04 January 2018 and concluded in 15 January this year, led to the arrest of two Chinese nationals, a couple and a game farmer. …

ARMED ROBBERS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED ROBBERY AND MURDER

KWAZULU-NATAL – Four suspects who were being sought for an armed robbery and murder are behind bars following an operation by the Hawks in Newcastle assisted by the local K9 Unit. The three allegedly committed a series of armed robberies targeting service stations at Annieville Crossing in Dannhauser near Newcastle in December last year. During …