Hawks arrest cop who's on stress leave

2011-12-11 22:42

Johannesburg - Two people, including a policewoman who has been on stress leave for three years, have been arrested in Cape Town for selling unlicensed ammunition, the Hawks said on Sunday.

Detectives were recently informed about a man apparently selling police uniforms and ammunition to the public, said Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela.

"A sting operation...involving the Hawks was carried out in which an agent bought the items from a police captain's associate."

Polela said that the man delivered a small quantity of ammunition of various calibres to the undercover agent at a car park.

The man was paid R4 000 - in marked notes - for the ammunition.

Subsequently the police were able to arrest the man and recover the marked notes in his possession.

Once arrested, the man told police he got his wares from a female police captain.

Police then went to the captain's flat in Palm Springs.

Unlicensed ammunition and police uniforms were found when police searched her home.

Exhibits, police documents 

"She was selling these uniforms and ammunition to gangsters or whoever was willing to pay the price for this," said Polela.

A number of forensic bags containing what appeared to be exhibits and various police documents were also found in her flat and seized by police.

Polela said the 20-year-old daughter of the captain was in the flat at the time with two friends.

He said that the two friends, aged 29 and 36, were both "known gangsters from Kensington".

The police captain and her associate now face charges of dealing in unlicensed ammunition and corruption.

They are due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Polela said that the captain worked with the Hawks, but had been on stress leave for the last three years.

  • d.j.brits - 2011-12-11 23:02

    Blah Blah Blah and the hawks confiscate the goods to sell it for themselves, this is the true sa. this is why they want the info bill so that corruption may not hit international news so that the sa government dont look like a bunch of criminals......... WTF?

      Cameronl - 2011-12-12 07:07

      Braam you retard, what has colour got to do with anything

      Azande - 2011-12-12 09:58

      @Cameronl, Braam is seeking attention. TROLL ALERT.

  • Esperanca - 2011-12-12 01:14

    Stress leave? 3 years? really? wow! *mouthwideopen*

  • Azande - 2011-12-12 02:29

    The captain had a "smart" business idea with income security, but was unrealistic about the sale process. she must get at least 15 years imprisonment with 10 years a compulsory jail time.

      Braam - 2011-12-12 06:32

      If she is black nothing will happen

      madsipho - 2011-12-12 09:02

      If she is white, Braam will blame ANC.

      Azande - 2011-12-12 09:54

      Well, I don’t know where u gathered that notion from, Braam. @Sipho,nice one.

      Azande - 2011-12-12 09:56

      PS...she's coloured...what's going to happen Braam?

      Kala - 2011-12-12 11:56

      And fine of 300% of her gross annual profit for not being BEE compliant.

  • Pieter - 2011-12-12 07:01

    What shall I do today? Maybe potter in the garden? Nah! Too much work How about making a nice candle-light dinner for hubby? Stuff-it! He can make his own food tonight. I know! I’ll sell ammunition. Yes! That should be a great stress reliever. Maybe later I can chill-out on grenade launcher and Sam missiles

      Kala - 2011-12-12 11:55

      Just imagine how relaxing it would be for her tanning on the turret of a tank.

  • Zee - 2011-12-12 07:44

    Palm Springs sounds exotic like the one in the USA

      JohnnyBGood - 2011-12-12 10:32

      hmm, not so sure.

  • Jason - 2011-12-12 09:49

    Yip once again our SAPS at its finest!!

  • Verna Fourie - 2011-12-12 10:46

    Stress leave for 3 years???

  • Kala - 2011-12-12 11:51

    I did not know it was possible to license ammunition. What happens once you have fired off the ammunition? Do you then have to apply to have the license for the ammunition cancelled?

  • Gail - 2011-12-12 12:42

    I bet she is still on unpaid leave. I want to work for a government department. Please hire me. I am also stressed. What a load of (*£^$&

  • Gail - 2011-12-12 12:42

    Is she going to give back her salary and all her stolen earnings?

  • Samuel - 2011-12-12 14:10

    Stress full to be scelm

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