Couple held for money laundering

2015-02-10 19:47


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Johannesburg - A couple was arrested in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday for alleged money laundering and possession of stolen property, the Hawks said.

"The couple Shaun Ah-Shene and Virginia Ah-Shene, both 49, allegedly formed part of the underground world," spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement.

They appeared in the New Law Courts in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday and were granted R5 000 bail each.

In 2008 the Hawks intensified investigations aimed at stopping Eastern Cape drug syndicates. This led to police seizing stolen jewellery, luxury men's watches, sunglasses, video cameras, and laptops.

"Police managed to link the stolen items to six armed robberies that occurred at exclusive jewellery stores and house robberies in Port Elizabeth.

"The syndicate's alleged leader, Shaun Ah-Shene managed to evade arrest for years since he never directly involved himself with the crimes."

The couple were arrested after they were summoned to the Hawks offices in Port Elizabeth. They were expected to appear in court again on 27 February.

Acting head of the Hawks, Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, praised Hawks members for the arrests.

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