Hawks arrest 12 police officials on corruption allegations at O.R Tambo

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Hawks have confirmed an arrest of twelve (12) South African Police Service members aged between 30 and 51 years old who were arrested on Friday.

Their arrest follows a three year investigation by the Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation and Crime Intelligence on allegations of corruption related offences at the OR Tambo International Airport. 

The arrested officers include two (2) Warrant Officers, six (6) Sergeants and four (4) Constables.

The said suspects are set to face several charges ranging from theft, dealing in drugs, defeating the ends of justice and racketeering.

Upon arrest of one of the suspects, a total amount of R 1million in cash was seized their house.

Police say the said suspects are reported to have involved themselves in the stealing of drugs at ORTIA during the confiscation from identified drug mules.

“So far a total of twenty (20) corruption case dockets have been registered to address the said criminal activities.”

They are expected to make an appearance at Kempton Park Regional Court on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

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