Category «Society»

THREE NABBED FOR DEALING IN NARCOTICS

PRETORIA – A Crime Intelligence driven joint operation by the Hawks’ Narcotics Enforcement Bureau, Dog Unit, and Flying Squad has resulted in the arrest of three suspects aged 20, 40 and 41 respectively in Belhar, Cape Town on Tuesday for allegedly dealing in narcotics. Members searched a house along Bergzicht street and recovered about twenty …

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 …