South Africa: Bellville Vehicle Investigation Detectives Arrest Five of Their Own and Two Clerks for Vehicle Registration Fraud and Corruption

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Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

CAPE TOWN - In an effort to rid the police service of fraud and corruption, the Bellville vehicle crime investigation unit pounced on five police officials in Bellville South this morning and two administrative personnel in Langa and Paarl. The arrests are part of a protracted investigation into fraudulent vehicle registration. Three other suspects were arrested in 2019 and their cases are already before courts.

The five police sergeants and two administrative clerks are between the ages of 30 and 40. They are expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate's court on Friday, 03 April 2020 on charges of forgery, fraud and corruption.

As the police investigation progresses the arrest of more suspects could be on the cards. The arrested police officials are alleged to have over time fraudulently issued vehicle clearance documentation for illegally imported, stolen and hijacked vehicles.

Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Yolisa Matakata reiterated there is no place for corrupt members within the SAPS. "I trust the arrests will send a stern warning to members that unbecoming conduct will be rooted out of the service. Those responsible will face the full might of the law," says Lt General Matakata.

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