Fake ‘Hawks’ investigator arrested for extortion

2016-04-24 11:09

Durban  A Durban man who pretended to be a Hawks official in a bid to extort money from a doctor has been arrested in an undercover operation, the Hawks said on Sunday.

"The suspect used to pretend to be a Hawks investigator who is investigating corruption against the victim," said Lieutenant Simphiwe Mhlongo in a statement.

The man, aged 34 demanded R800 000 from his victim – a medical doctor.

An arrangement to drop off the money in the Avoca area in Durban on Friday night was made but undercover police were present to nab the man when he came to collect his spoils.

He is due in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of extortion.

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