Two former police officers from the Woodstock police station in Cape Town will spend the next ten years behind bars.
Both were sentenced to another five years in prison for corruption because they received R1 000 in compensation.
The Hawks got a hint in April 2010 that members of the Woodstock police station are involved in drug trafficking and accepting bribes.
According to a statement from Hawks spokeswoman Hangwani Mulaudzi identified the two members and then watched them. Both were caught receiving payment and transporting drugs from Woodstock to Maitland in a police vehicle.
Hawks Chief Godfrey Lebeya congratulates the Hawks in their statement in their commitment to arrest the culprits.
“The police will not tolerate corruption in their own ranks. We appreciate the (police) management’s actions to fire the two. The settlement of this case, which began in 2010, now allows us to focus on new issues, ”he says.