Eight border cops arrested for corruption

2017-05-31 11:52
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban – Eight police officers working at the Golela Border Post in KwaZulu-Natal have been arrested on corruption-related charges, authorities said on Wednesday.

The suspects, aged between 30 and 43, were arrested by officers from the national and province Counter Crime Intelligence Division as well as detectives in KZN.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said that an eight month long investigation revealed that the police officers allegedly solicited bribes to facilitate the movement of illegal vehicles and goods across the border into Swaziland.

"Once enough evidence had been collected, the investigators applied for warrants of arrest which were granted and had to be executed."

Naicker said a team headed to the Golela border on Tuesday where they arrested four police officers who were on duty at the time.

"Two other officers were off-duty and at the police barracks when they were also arrested. The last two police officers were arrested in Pongola."

KZN Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa welcomed the arrests.

"Corruption within the ranks of the SAPS will not be tolerated. We have many thousands of fine upstanding police officers who will never accept criminal police officers in the SAPS."

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula also welcomed the arrests saying it was in line with his call to "get rid of corrupt elements within our ranks".

"The police badge is an honour to serve not a right to be corrupt," he said.

Mbalula added that corrupt police officers days "are numbered".

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