UITENHAGE – In a determined effort to curb fraud and corruption activities, the police nabbed a male traffic officer and two administration clerks during an intelligence driven operation conducted in the early hours of Tuesday, 24 March 2020, at Kirkwood Traffic Department in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

In collaboration with the National Department of Transport, Crime Intelligence Unit members arrested the three suspects aged between 32 and 46 in Uitenhage. According to the preliminary investigation, the arrested officials had been involved in fraudulent issuing of learners’ and drivers’ licences to applicants. The period within which the alleged fraudulent activities had been taking place has not yet been determined. An audit will be conducted to establish the depths of these activities.

Cases ranging from Fraud, Forgery and Corruption have been registered for a further investigation. More arrests may not be ruled out. All the arrested suspects are currently in police custody and are expected to appear in Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court today, 24 March 2020 on the stated charges.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has hailed the Crime Intelligence led operational teams for the hard blow on the corruption network

Source: South African Police Service

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