Police officers arrested for stealing over R30,000 from driver at roadblock

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Six officers from Brooklyn and Silverton police stations in Pretoria were arrested on Saturday for allegedly stealing money during a roadblock.

Naidoo said members of the Mpumalanga provincial Anti-Corruption Unit received information that the officers had stolen more than R30,000 in cash from a group of people passing through a roadblock.

“According to reports, members initially demanded a R100 bribe after realizing the driver of a sedan and two passengers were not in possession of the required documentation.

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“The money was allegedly stolen after the sedan was searched at the roadblock,” he said.

All six police officers were arrested after they were found in possession of the money.

In the third incident, an officer was detained after he held a gathering at the police barracks in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.

“The arrest of our own is both disheartening and pleasing in the sense that it shows the SA Police Serivce remains unbiased and has the capacity and capability to decisively deal with criminality within its ranks,” said national provincial police commissioner General Khehla Sitole.


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