Three suspects arrested on fraud and corruption charges by Bellville Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit

WESTERN CAPE – To participate in efforts to address the causes of crime, attentive members attached to Bellville Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit (VCIU) detectives and Provincial Crime Intelligence members arrested three employees (aged 41, 45 and 46) of the Department of Transport implicated in a syndicate on Friday, 19 June 2020.
The 41-year-old male and 46-year-old female were arrested at their workplace at the Department of Transport at 9 Dorp Street, Cape Town whilst the 45-year-old man was arrested at his residence in Lower Crossroads.
They were detained at Bellville SAPS on charges of fraud and corruption and are due to appear in the Bellville Magistrates Court on 25 June 2020 on the mentioned charges.
This arrest is part of an extensive investigation against 13 suspects, including SAPS members and Cape Town Vehicle registration officials who are due to appear in the Bellville Magistrates Court on fraud, forgery and corruption charges.
Illegal imported vehicles were fraudulently registered and SAPS clearances fraudulently issued. The investigation continues in several other provinces to curb corruption and fraud and more arrests could be made.

Source: South African Police Service

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