Two Strand cops arrested for corruption

2016-09-22 12:26
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - Two policemen accused of corruption were arrested in Strand, Western Cape police said on Thursday.

A sergeant, 37, was arrested at his home on two charges of corruption on Wednesday afternoon, said Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut.

He will also face illegal gun possession charges after two firearms were found.

Just an hour later, another sergeant, 37, was arrested at his office at Strand police station, also on two corruption charges.

He also faces a charge relating to bulletproof vest inner plates that were found at his home in Gordon's Bay.

Traut said their operation, dubbed "Project Elephant", started out as an investigation into house robberies, business robberies and hijackings in Lwandle, Strand and Somerset West.

It resulted in a two year project that saw three policemen and two alleged drug dealers arrested last week.

The possibility of further arrests could not be ruled out, he said.

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