Harding traffic cops caught taking a bribe

2011-04-15 00:00

TWO Harding-based municipal traffic officers were arrested on Wednesday after a sting operation showed that they had solicited a bribe.

Members of the Port Shepstone Hawks received a tip-off from an unnamed man who claimed that the officers had taken his driving licence and demanded a payment of R2 000 before returning it to him.

On Wednesday they made arrangements with the source of the information and set up the sting operation. The source handed the money to the two police officers around 11.30 am and they were arrested immediately afterwards.

The money was recovered from the officers.

Colonel Jay Naicker of the SA Police Force corporate communications division said the suspects — a man and a woman — are being detained in the Harding police cells and that they will be appear in court today.

“We hope that these arrests will send a strong message that corruption will not be tolerated,” Naicker said. “We also encourage members of the community to contact the police if they are aware of corrupt practices taking place.” — WR.

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