2 police officers arrested for theft and corruption, Pienaarsriver SAPS

2 police officers arrested for theft and corruption, Pienaarsriver SAPS
2 police officers arrested for theft and corruption, Pienaarsriver SAPS. Photo: SAPS

The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime unit has on Wednesday, January 10 2018, arrested two police officers attached to Pienaarsriver SAPS for corruption and theft.

It is alleged that on Tuesday afternoon,9 January 2018, the officers, a Sergeant and a Constable, reportedly stopped the complainant’s car on the N1 road near Pienaarsriver and searched it and discovered a substantial undisclosed amount of money.

The officers then allegedly threatened to charge the complainant with money laundering and allegedly demanded a R20 000 bribe in order to let him go. Shortly afterwards the complainant realized that R210 000 was apparently missing and he went to the police station to open a case.

The Hawks’ investigation led to the arrest of the officers and they are expected to appear before Bela-Bela Magistrate Court today to face corruption and theft charges whilst investigation continues.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service