Alleged underworld kingpin arrested in Cape Town

2019-03-14 23:27
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A controversial Cape Town security boss and another underworld figure were arrested on Thursday night and taken to Cape Town central police station.

Western Cape police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut, said two men, both 49, were arrested at their respective homes in Plattekloof and Parklands.

They faced charges of intimidation, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, extortion, kidnapping, and blackmailing.

"Once charged, they are expected to make their court appearances in Cape Town." 

When a lawyer believed to be representing the security boss was asked for comment, he said: "I am not prepared to say anything at this point in time".

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