Collaboration between police and private security yields positive result

Posted in News by Admin on 5 October, 2017 at 10:52 a.m.

MBOMBELA – Collaboration between the South African Police Service’s White River K-9 Unit and a private security firm, Phoenix Security yielded positive results when counterfeit sneakers (takkies), estimated to be worth more than R5 000 000, were confiscated on Tuesday evening. A 33-year-old suspect was arrested. This came about after a member of the above-mentioned security firm received a tip-off about a truck on its way from Komatipoort and en route to Johannesburg.

The security officer waited at the Nkomazi tollgate near Kaapmuiden to act upon the information received. Upon noticing the vehicle he followed it while summoning the assistance of members of the K-9 Unit, who then conducted a stop-and-search of the truck near Karino.

The counterfeit goods were found hidden behind crates and the driver was arrested. The suspect will appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court today, October 5, on a charge of the possession of counterfeit goods. The Provincial  Police Commissioner, Genl Bethuel Mondli Zuma applauded the cooperation among the SAPS, private security companies and members of the community.

“With such commitment and cooperation among all organs of society, we are most definitely poised to render organised crime in the area a heavy blow,” he said.

Submitted by: Col Mtsholi Bhembe
Subeditor: Lynette Brink / Letter Linguist

Collaborate effort stop would-be cash-in-transit robbers in their tracks

Police also discovered large quantities of explosives, gloves, a bulletproof vest and a firearm at the scene.

SARS concerned about the unrelenting media assault on its image

SARS has observed and witnessed an unrelenting media attack.

Reckless rumour about to turn EFF's faces as red as their T-shirts

"I want to reiterate the point that there are absolutely no merit in the rumour that I am member of EFF."
Anchen Coetzee

Two Mozambican nationals arrested on N4 Toll Road

The officers also discovered a consignment of  counterfeit sneakers.