Traffic officer arrested for fraud

2020-04-02 06:03

IN a determined effort to purge the Eastern Cape of fraud and corruption activities, the police nabbed a male traffic officer and two administration clerks from the Kirkwood Traffic Department, during an intelligence driven operation conducted in the early hours of Tuesday, 24.

In collaboration with the National Department of Transport, Crime Intelligence arrested the three suspects, who are aged between 32 and 46 in Uitenhage.

According to the preliminary investigation, the arrested officials had been involved in fraudulent issuing of learners’ and drivers’ licences to applicants.

The period within which the alleged fraudulent activities had been taking place has not yet been determined. An audit will be conducted to establish the depths of these activities.

Cases ranging from fraud, forgery and corruption have been registered for a further investigation. More arrests may not be ruled out.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has hailed the Crime Intelligence led team for the hard blow on the corruption network.

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