FS police officer in court for allegedly selling stolen firearms

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The bail application of a 34-year-old police officer, Noxolo Job, has been pushed back to 23 October 2019 after her short court appearance in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court in the Free State on Thursday.
This after Job’s arrest on Tuesday 8 October 2019, when she was busted by the Hawks and the Crime Intelligence Unit during a joint operation.

The State is accusing Job of accepting R30 000 as a bribe for stolen VIP Protection Unit firearms, attempting to sell them.

Hawks spokesperson, Lynda Steyn, says information emerged that Job was allegedly conspiring to steal firearms from her unit.

An operation was activated immediately where the accused allegedly met up with the “robbers” and handed them her state firearm to commit the robbery.  A while later the two “criminals” emerged with the alleged loot – 2 (two) R5 rifles with 2 magazines with 96 rounds of ammunition and 4 (four) 9mm pistols with 11 magazines and 165 rounds of ammunition.

The suspect was paid R30 000 for her efforts which, on receipt, led to her downfall. All the stolen firearms were seized including her pistol, her vehicle and cell phone. – LUCKY NKUYANE/OFM News