4 arrested in Joburg with fake documents worth R10m

2017-08-23 11:30
Confiscated IDs. (Photo supplied by SA Police Service on Facebook, file)

Confiscated IDs. (Photo supplied by SA Police Service on Facebook, file)

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Johannesburg – A joint operation by the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) has resulted in four men being arrested in possession of fraudulent documents worth R10m.

MMC for Public Safety spokesperson Luyanda Longwe said the arrest of the first man in Brakendowns, Alberton, provided information about a forgery house operated by a criminal syndicate in Johannesburg. 

Longwe said the JMPD K-9 Unit and EMPD officers recovered fake cheques, identity documents, driving licences, salary slips and various equipment to manufacture fraudulent documents. 

The stash was recovered at a building located at the corner of Loveday and Anderson streets in the Inner City, where three other men were arrested. 
Longwe said the suspects were also linked to a hijacking case, in which vehicles are smuggled over the border to Zimbabwe. 
"This joint operation is a perfect example of how we can all work together to stop criminal syndicates from operating in our cities."

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