Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Police rifle confiscated from suspects
27 April 2010, 00:07
Two Mamelodi police officers and three civilians, believed to be part of the blue-light syndicate, were arrested in Silver Lakes on Monday, the Hawks said.
"Two of the suspects are women, including one of the officers," said spokesperson Musa Zondi.
The Pretoria rapid response unit and a police team specialising in house and business robberies were conducting surveillance east of Pretoria when they saw a vehicle believed to have been involved in a robbery.
They stopped it, checked it and found that it had been stolen a month ago, said Zondi. The three occupants were arrested.
Police went to the place the three had driven from, where they found two policemen, said Zondi. He would not say whether this was a house.
"It is suspected that the two police officers were trying to possibly hide evidence," he said.
Police seized an R-5 police rifle and a number of pistols.
The five faced charges including illegal possession of arms and ammunition, and driving a stolen vehicle. Police were still trying to determine whether they could be linked to other crimes.
Zondi said the scene was visited by Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele. - Sapa
Comments by Sonny
They get bail and then return to duty to commit more organised Crimes!
Is this the police force that the ANC has been fighting for?
Our state security is compromised.