Foreigners nabbed with police gear

2012-01-26 15:48

Johannesburg - Three Mozambican men have been arrested for possession of police paraphernalia and other suspected stolen goods near Phokeng, North West police said on Thursday.

Police, acting on a tip-off, searched a house in Lesung village on Tuesday night, Constable Kabelo Phetabosigo said.

"They found the men and a police raincoat and helmet, a bulletproof vest bag, computer parts and monitors bearing SAPS numbers as well as a police pocket book.

"There was also a Venter trailer, motor vehicle engines, motorbike parts and several counterfeit DVD discs in the house," he said.

The men were expected to face charges of possessing suspected stolen property in the Bafokeng Magistrate's Court on Friday.

  • jaz82 - 2012-01-26 15:56

    send all these foreigners back, most of them just trouble makers

      Njale Phekani - 2012-01-26 17:47

      what type of mentality do you have, how can foreigners be trouble makers. yes foreign criminals do come into SA, but most violent crimes committed here are by SA residents. if you travel, you will also be a foreigner therefore a trouble maker right?

  • procold2 - 2012-01-26 16:03

    being saying this for a long time "WE NEED TIGHTER BORDER CONTROL"

      Alva - 2012-01-26 16:33

      Exactly! Our porous borders allow criminals to just walk into SA!

  • chantelebrown - 2012-01-26 16:03

    Job well done to the police, it will serve as a good lesson to other foreigners who comes to this country to bring SA's name in to disrepute.

      Gideon - 2012-01-26 16:11

      Yes, well done to the SAPS! I just hope that one day the government realizes that we don't owe the rest of Africa unrestricted access into South Africa. South African citizen's rights first!

  • Gideon - 2012-01-26 16:04

    More problems with immigrants, quite possibly illegals as well. Write it into the statistics because nothing else is going to be done about it.

  • John - 2012-01-26 16:08

    How can they charge them with "the possession of suspected stolen property"? Surely the onus is on the SAPS & the prosecution to prove that the property was stolen.

  • Mbudzeni Shandukani - 2012-01-26 16:37

    It is intriguing to read of a story like this,so many questions,how do such items end up in the hands of criminals,it just show how deep in it...,we r as country.

      Gideon - 2012-01-26 16:59

      This is why we as Citizens need to carry on petitioning the government to do something about it. Give Citizens more rights to protect themselves, give the police more funding and support to boost morale. All of this can only happen if corruption is taken-on.

  • Bert - 2012-01-26 18:35

    Caught with security force type items. obviously to be used at a date in the future for nefarious deeds against law abiding members of the South African Public. WHY OH WHY do we publish and publicize the apprehension and arrest of such potential dangerous insurgents into the country. better to quietly take them away and permanently dispose of them. fight terror with terror. make potential allies of these people wonder, ' heck, wonder what happened to bill @ ben?' fear can work both ways.

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