Police officer convicted for corruption, dealing in illicit cigarettes

South African Police Service

Police officer convicted for corruption, dealing in illicit cigarettes
Police officer convicted for corruption, dealing in illicit cigarettes

A former police officer, Jerome Claude Hendricks (50) was on 7 June 2022, convicted by the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s court for corruption and dealing in illicit cigarettes.

This comes after his arrest in February 2011, in Beaufort West after he was found escorting a truck loaded with illicit cigarettes worth more than R495 000-00.

At the time of the incident, he was driving his personal vehicle having travelled from Pretoria destined for Cape Town.

The truck was stopped and searched resulting in the contraband being seized and the case transferred to the Hawks for further investigation which has culminated in Hendricks’ conviction.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service