Police nab three gang members in coordinated sting operation

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Three gang members were nabbed by the police on Tuesday morning. Photo: Supplied.

A sting operation by the Hawks in conjunction with Crime Intelligence, Detective Service, and Tactical Response Team (TRT) has led to the arrest of three Born To kill (BTK) gang members for murder in Bloemfontein in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A group of suspects believed to be part of the BTK gang allegedly attacked a 22-year-old man at a shop in Freedom Square, Bloemfontein, on Monday morning.

They stabbed him with knives and other sharp objects and he died on the scene. The three suspects are joining  Mosweu Samson (22), Tokelo George (24), Thabiso Martin (25) and Thabang Hige (20) who are still in custody following their arrest for the same matter.

Acting Provincial Head of the Hawks in the Free State, Tsokolo Posholi, commended all members who worked tirelessly to bring the suspects book.

“These arrests are a clear indication that the police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that criminals are arrested and successfully imprisoned”, concluded Brigadier Posholi.

The suspects will appear before Bloemfontein Magistrate Court on Wednesday on charges of murder.

Statement issued