Category «Crime»

Nog ‘n plaasaanval bewys krisis

VF+

Die Vryheidsfront Plus veroordeel die mees onlangse plaasaanval in die Vrystaat op mnr. Johannes en mev. Rita Kritzinger ten sterkste. Die Kritzinger-egpaar, wat tussen Verkykerskop en Vrede boer, is Sondagmiddag kritiek gewond deur twee gewetenlose aanvallers en vir die dood agtergelaat. Bykans ʼn honderd boere het Sondagmiddag verbete gesoek na die aanvallers. Die feit dat …

Joint Police Operations nets R3.5 million worth of drugs and R4.5 million in cash

Pretoria – A police operation has resulted in the arrest of 15 suspects, the seizure of drugs worth R3,5 million and R4 million in cash. The arrests followed after Operation Damon, in which the drug-trafficking network in East London in the Eastern Cape, was investigated.  Operation Damon conceived in January this year, involved officials from …

Cigarette Truck Hijackers Feel The Heat

Police

Pretoria – 2 July 2015: The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Riah Phiyega, has approved the establishment of an intelligence-driven, undercover operation to intensify the fight against the hijacking of cigarette trucks in Gauteng and other affected provinces. A multi-disciplinary operational approach to address the threat of armed robberies of vehicles …

Krecjir : Alleged hitman nabbed

Police

Pretoria: 25 June 2015 – In an intelligence driven operation today the special task team set up by the National Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega, to investigate cases linked to Rodavan Krecjir, arrested two men for conspiracy to commit murder. The men are alleged to have been part of an elaborate plot to kill several witnesses …

1680 years sentence judgment for nine suspects in R6 million post bank fraud

Hawks

Pretoria – The South Gauteng High Court has on Wednesday, 24 June 2015, sentenced nine convicted fraudsters to an effective 1680 years combined for defrauding the Post Bank, forgery and uttering, money laundering and stealing money from unsuspecting persons’ account as well as racketeering. Isaac Dithlakanyane (40), an enterprise owner and a ringleader, was sentenced …

Armed robbers killed in shootout with police

Crime

Pretoria : 21 June 2015 – Today at approximately 17:15 two armed robbery suspects were shot and killed and a third was wounded following a shoutout with police in Haaroff Street in Pretoria Moot. In a joint intelligence driven operation comprising of members from National Crime Intelligence, the National Investigation Unit (NINU), Directorate for Priority …

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 …