Rogue cop smuggles drugs

2016-01-28 06:00

A police constable was due to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs to prisoners in the court’s holding cells. The commander of the Mitchells Plain court orderlies received a tip-off that one of his members was involved in illegal activities, resulting in the 31-year-old officer being searched on Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said in a statement on Wednesday. He was allegedly found with four packets of crushed Mandrax and two dagga cigarettes, and was arrested and charged with corruption and possession of drugs.

“We have reason to believe that he was smuggling the drugs to prisoners in the holding cells,” Traut said. “There is no place in our service for corrupt members and we will systematically get rid of them all.”

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