Cops arrested for ‘bribery’

2018-04-17 06:00

Two Lentegeur-based officers recently appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s court after they were arrested at Zewenwaght Mall in connection with alleged bribery and corruption charges.

A police captain and warrant officer were arrested at the mall on Friday 6 April following a section 52 operation.

A section 52 operation is an undercover sting operation set to trap someone and catch them in the act of suspected illegal activity. The men, aged 48 and 56, were held at the Kuils River Police Station and appeared in court on Monday 9 April.

It is believed the officers were each found in possession of R5000 in cash.

The R10 000 was trap money belonging to the Crime Intelligence Unit.

The arrest was filmed and shared on social media. In the video, officers can be seen handcuffing the captain and warrant officer. The uniformed officer was also stripped of his badge and epaulettes in public view as he was being arrested.

The video has since gone viral and the officers have been released on R3000 bail each.

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