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gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that ten Johannesburg police officers arrested for allegedly attempting to sell counterfeit goods confiscated in raids last week appeared in court on Monday.  All the cases were postponed.  

Initially, seven police officers were arrested following a police raid in the Joburg CBD.  The officers allegedly attempted to resell the goods to illegal traders during the raid.  Three more officers were arrested later that week on the same charges.  Police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said that in one incident, a warrant officer and four constables were arrested at the Joburg Central Police Station after they were caught red-handed trying to sell the goods back to the illegal traders.  In the second incident, two members from the tactical response team were arrested after an investigation into a possible leak about the planned operation.  In the third incident, three officers were assigned to an unmarked truck during the raid to ferry the confiscated counterfeit goods from the CBD to Joburg Stadium to be booked.  While they had driven the truck as instructed, they did not drop all the goods off in the stadium and instead drove the truck to their assigned station and parked it in an obscure position.  After discovering the stolen counterfeit goods, the station manager tracked them down and arrested them.

  • Read the full original of the above report by Chisom Jenniffer Okoye at The Citizen

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