Hawks bust top cop for arms peddling - SAPS

Limpopo station commissioner and two accomplices arrested by the Crimes Against the State Unit

Hawks intercept ammunition smuggling activity

PRETORIA: The Crimes Against the State Unit of the Hawks arrested a 56-year-old Limpopo Station Commissioner and 2 of his accomplices during a sting operation for possession and dealing in ammunition belonging to the state. A couple in their early thirties was arrested while delivering about10500 ammunition to a client in Kolonade shopping centre, in Montana at about 10am today (see Times report).

This arrest led the Hawks to the arrest of the Captain, station commissioner, who was attending a cluster meeting in Bela-Bela, for illegally booking out police ammunition to the couple who belongs to a syndicate. A Fiat Uno which was used in the commission of this crime was also confiscated. The other ammunition which has been seized could be traced to the military.

The trio will appear before the Pretoria North magistrate court on charges of dealing and possession of ammunition.

Further arrests are on the cards.

Statement issued by Capt Paul Ramaloko, Hawks spokesperson, SAPS national media centre, November 28 2012

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