Corrupt Cape cop arrested

2015-02-03 18:45
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Johannesburg - A warrant officer was arrested on Tuesday on a charge of corruption, Western Cape police said.

"This morning a 40-year-old warrant officer attached to the Steenberg Detective Services was arrested on a charge of corruption," said police spokesperson Andre Traut.

The officer had demanded R5 000 to release a man who had been arrested for illegal possession of crayfish.

He received R3 000.

Last month the officer asked the same man for more money in order to release his confiscated vehicle.

"During a clandestine operation during which the agreed transaction was observed, the police officer was arrested in Prince George Park, Grassy Park and detained," said Traut.

The arrest was made by the Western Cape anti-corruption unit.

The officer would appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.


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