Pretoria – A police officer’s relative was found with R200 000 in counterfeit bank notes at George Airport in February this year. He was arrested by the Hawks and was released on bail, only for him not to honour his court appearance.

Major Malesela Tsebe (50), the Acting Detective Commander at Kempton Park police station, as well as Bedfordview Crime Intelligence officer Warrant Officer Mothakhathi Baloyi (44) approached the Hawks member who was investigating the case, pretending to be offering assistance in locating the suspect.

The two then offered the Hawks member R4 000 to destroy the case. Soon after receiving money, the Hawks member opened a case against the two officers and they were subsequently arrested.

The suspects were released on warning when they appeared at the George Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Their case was postponed to 3 May 2016 for further investigations