Gauteng police have arrested seven of their own for corruption and defeating the ends of justice for allegedly attempting to resell confiscated goods to illegal traders.
Police spokeswoman Brig Mathapelo Peters said a Warrant Officer and four Constables were arrested at the Johannesburg Central police station after trying to resell goods confiscated from the Okae Molao operation that took place in the CBD on Wednesday.
“In the second incident, two members from the Tactical Response Team were arrested after police investigated a possible leak of information about the planned operation in the Johannesburg CBD. The two were linked through investigation and on an eye witness account,” Peters said.
Gauteng Provincial Commissioner of police, Lt-Gen Elias Mawela said he hoped the arrest of their own members will inspire hope in Gauteng residents.
“We certainly hope that the arrest of seven of our own will prove to the people of Gauteng that we are serious about eradicating crime, even if it means arresting our own. No one is above the law,” Mawela said.