10 cops appear in Chatsworth court for alleged theft, corruption

10 cops appear in Chatsworth court for alleged theft, corruption

Ten police officers are appearing in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court on Friday for two separate cases of alleged theft and corruption.

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SAPS spokesperson, Jay Naicker says in the first incident - three officers in an unmarked police vehicle stopped a man and his friends - who'd illegally bought cigarettes at Unit 5 in Chatsworth.

The officers were arrested on Thursday.

"The police officers questioned them and searched their vehicle. Police officers then stole five cases of cigarettes as well as R4 000 cash from them. 

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"When the complainant proceeded to the police station to the inquire about his case, he realised that the police officers did not hand in the seized items. He then reported the matter to the provincial anti-corruption unit for investigation, he says. 

In another case, seven officers are said to have accused a Chatsworth shop owner of illegally selling cigarettes. 

"Following a search of the premises, the police officers charged him for selling cigarettes and for bribing them with R20 000 in cash. 

"When the man returned to his shop, he realised that the suspects had removed two boxes containing R250 000 in cash as well as cigarettes. He reported the theft to police in Chatsworth who contacted the provincial anti-corruption unit," says Naicker. 

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