Nineteen Mpumalanga police and Home Affairs officials arrested

2011-08-27 07:49

Six police officers and 13 Home Affairs department officials were arrested yesterday for allegedly accepting bribes from foreigners in exchange for letting them into the country, Mpumalanga police said.

The illegal entry of foreigners had been taking place at the Lebombo border post near Komatipoort, said Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi.

All the Home Affairs officials had already been suspended. The arrests, made during a joint police and Home Affairs operation, were part of efforts to combat illegal immigration.

The group was expected to face charges of corruption in the Komatipoort Magistrates Court on Monday. 

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