Cops nab man for bribe

2010-12-24 00:00

A DURBAN man, Mervyn Naidoo, was arrested by police and appeared in court on Tuesday after he tried to bribe a police officer.

Last week Naidoo allegedly offered a bribe of R40 000 to a warrant officer from the harbour police to release a container filled with a variety of counterfeit goods such as Guess jeans and Uzzi clothing.

The policeman contacted the provincial Crime Intelligence office and through a planned police action Naidoo was arrested on Monday as he handed over the money to the warrant officer and two constables. Naidoo apparently acted as a middle man representing a major logistical company.

He was charged with corruption and appeared in the Durban magistrates’ court on Tuesday where he was granted bail of R4 000.

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