Cops arrested for extortion

2012-03-15 06:49

Two Ekurhuleni metro police officers have been arrested for extortion, the provincial commissioner’s office said today.

Captain Pinky Tsinyane said the women, aged 32 and 40, allegedly stopped a motorist in Republic Road to check that his licence disc matched his bakkie’s engine number.

They removed the bakkie’s licence disc and demanded R100 before giving it back.

The driver saw an unmarked Kaalfontein police car nearby and immediately reported the matter, enabling the police to arrest the women on the scene.

They are to appear in the Tembisa Magistrates Court on charges of extortion and resisting arrest.

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