16 Sep 2017 : Two SAPS nabbed for 'taking a bribe' from a drug suspect. TWO members of the South African Police Service have been arrested for allegedly taking a bribe from a drug suspect.
Members of the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit, who were observing the Florida Police Station in Roodepoort, Gauteng pounced on the police officials while the transaction was taking. A sum of R3000 was found in the possession of the officers.
It is alleged that the duo had earlier arrested the man for drug possession and made a deal with him to bring them the money to avoid incarceration.
Members of the anti-corruption unit assisted by the Gauteng Traffic Police and a member of the SAPS made the arrest after observing the officers taking the money at parking lot of the Florida police station
Three explosive gels were found when the SAPS van in which the officers were driving was searched.
The police officers are expected to appear in Roodepoort magistrate court on Monday on possible charges of corruption and illegal possession of explosives.
The arrest will send a strong message that corruption will not be tolerated within the law enforcement fratenity and the law will be applied equally to all without fear or favour.
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