Three officials from the Western Cape Department of Transport will soon appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on charges of fraud and corruption. They were arrested last Friday by members of the Bellville Police Crime Unit and Provincial Crime Intelligence Unit members.
These three officers were apparently part of a syndicate that fraudulently imported illegally registered vehicles and obtained police approval for this.
Capt. FC van Wyk, spokesperson for the Western Cape police, says two of the officers, a 41-year-old man and 46-year-old woman, were arrested at the Department of Transport’s offices in Dorp Street in Cape Town. The third suspect, a 46-year-old man, was arrested at his home in Lower Crossroads, Cape Town.
Van Wyk says the arrest forms part of an extensive investigation against 13 suspects who will soon appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on charges of fraud, forgery and corruption. These 13 suspects include police officers and the Cape Town vehicle registration unit.