Police officers were arrested for corruption in Jan Kempdorp at the Northern Cape Province.
Police spokesperson Donald Mdhluli says two police Constables were arrested on Monday night by a team of police units who belong to the Hartswater Crime Intelligence and Protection Services, Kimberley Crime Combating Unit, Detectives from Jan Kempdorp and the National Prosecuting Authority Northern Cape. He says it was a planned operation whereby information was received that a shop in the area was going to be broken into during the night.
“In a carefully planned operation, the police team set a trap to catch the alleged suspects. Undercover police officers waited inside the shop for the suspects. At about 23:30, police inside the shop heard voices on the roof. The alarm wires were cut and at 01:30 on Tuesday morning, noises could be heard once again,” he says.
According to Mdhluli the shop was broken into and police swooped in on the suspects. “Four suspects were arrested. An escaping suspect was shot in his leg by the police and he was taken to hospital for treatment. They were detained on charges of housebreaking a business and possession of unlicensed firearm,” he says.
Mdhuli added that a 38 revolver was confiscated and the suspects are expected to appear in the Jan Kempdorp magistrates’ court on Wednesday. He says the matter will be further investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID.)
The statement is issued by the Northern Cape Police.