Category «Crime»

HAWKS ARREST FORMER CORRECTIONAL SERVICES COMMISSIONERS AND BOSASA OFFICIALS

Seven suspects aged between 78 and 50 years old were arrested today by the Directorate for Priority investigations on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud. The sweeping high-profile arrests follows a marathon investigation wherein almost R1.6 Billion is said to have been misappropriated in the tender processes for the procurement of various services by …

MAN SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS IN JAIL FOR BANK CARD SKIMMING FRAUD

MPUMALANGA – A former employee of Leandra Toll Plaza will serve 20 years in prison for bank card skimming fraud after he was sentenced by the Evander Regional Court on Tuesday. Thabo Simon Ntuli (27), was arrested on September 16, 2016, when the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team pounced and searched the tollgate operators …

BANK EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED FRAUD OF OVER R1.3M

LIMPOPO – A 47-year-old bank employee is expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate’s Court today, after she was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit on Tuesday, for allegedly defrauding a bank client of over a million rand. The consultant who is employed by Standard bank in Musina, allegedly invaded a client’s …

A TOTAL OF 1 357 CONVICTS WERE SENTENCED DURING THE PERIOD OF 1 JULY TO 31 DECEMBER 2018

Two investigating officers of the South African Police Service (SAPS)’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Investigations Unit under the Detective Services Division, were given the National Commissioner’s Special Awards.   Pretoria: 29 January 2019 – Between 1 July and 31 December 2018, the South African Police Service’s Family Violence, Child Protection and …

TWENTY YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR R140 MILLION DRUG TRAFFICKER

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation has welcomed the sentence handed down to a suspect convicted for drug trafficking. Robert Makhumulo (52) was sentenced to 20 years by the Pongola Regional Court yesterday. On 24 January 2018, Hawks members in Richards Bay received information from Crime Intelligence about a truck that was carrying …

TEN SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR COPPER CABLE THEFT

MPUMALANGA – A two year Hawks led project has culminated in the arrest of ten suspects for alleged copper theft. The suspects were arrested in various parts of the county on Monday by an integrated team which included the Hawks’ Non Ferrous Metals, Flash -Liquor and Second Hands services, Mpumalanga TRT, Middelburg Visible Policing, Home …

HAWKS ARREST 13 SUSPECTS, SEIZE EXPLOSIVES

The Hawks in conjunction with crime intelligence have delivered a big blow against serious violent crime following the seizure of explosives in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West and Gauteng. At least 13 suspects aged between 20 and 53 were arrested in what it is considered a significant breakthrough in the fight against ATM bombings and cash …