The K9 unit together with Organised Crime Narcotics have secured the successful arrest of two men and a woman for contravention of the Customs and Excise Act, fraud and corruption.
According to the saps news report, yesterday 29 January 2022 police received intelligence information about business people who were diverting goods to avoid paying customs duties and Vat, the K9 unit together with Organised Crime Narcotics followed up on this information and went to search a storage facility in City Deep, Gauteng Province.
The search at the storage facility lead to a discovery of consignment of poultry meat weighing 27 000 kg loaded in a truck, police arrested two suspects for contravention of the Customs and Excise Act, fraud and corruption. One of the suspects attempted to convince to accept bribe, he called a woman who brought R800 000 cash which was meant for the bribe.
Police turned down the bribe and proceeded to also arrest the woman who brought the cash, further investigation lead to another company also suspected of evading tax, the premises was raided and imported poultry meat which had no legal papers was also recovered.
The suspects will soon make an appearance in court to face the said charges.
Content created and supplied by: TshiamoMbiza (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More