By Thys Khiba
Tseseng – A 36 years old suspect was arrested by Phuthaditjhaba Tactical Response Team (TRT) for being found in possession of a suspected stolen SUV vehicle.
“On the 20 May 2021 at about 17:30, Phuthaditjhaba TRT received information about a vehicle allegedly stolen in Sebokeng, Vereeniging,” said Free State Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele.
According to Brigadier Makhele, the vehicle was seen driving around QwaQwa. The vehicle was found in Turfontein, in Thabang village after police officers responded.
“The white SUV Kia Seltos was seized and the suspect was arrested,” said Brigadier Makhele.
The suspect is expected to appear before the Tseseng Magistrate court on Monday 24 May 2021 facing charges of possession of suspected stolen property.
Meanwhile, a 32 years old male Constable linked to the Provincial Organised Crime unit was arrested whilst on duty.
This is after it was reported that the police officer had been extorting money from a fraud suspect in exchange for making the case disappear.
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