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Beitbridge security officers arrested for corruption and theft

At the Beitbridge border post, two security agents were arrested for corruption and theft.

The cops, who are 31 and 35 years old, were arrested by the Hawks' Serious Corruption Investigation Unit on Wednesday.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke explained the circumstances surrounding the arrests, saying SARS officials halted international truck driver Kholisani Nkomo at the border checkpoint on December 18, 2021.

The truck was seized, but the driver allegedly offered officials a payment in exchange for its release.

"A Fidelity firm security official allegedly approached and [tried to persuade] them to accept gratification while SARS officials were still busy impounding the truck, but they refused. The truck was subsequently seized and placed under the supervision of another security officer "Maluleke said.

Later, the second security officer left his place, and the truck vanished.


"Warrants of arrest were issued against the suspects following an investigation by the Hawks in collaboration with SARS Anti-Corruption [team] members," Maluleke added.

"Nkomo, the truck driver, was already caught on his way back from Gauteng province on December 27, 2021 at [the] Beitbridge port of entry. He was held in detention until the Musina Magistrate's Court released him on R3 000 bail on Wednesday, January 26."


Source https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/beitbridge-security-officers-arrested-for-corruption-and-theft-20220128

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