After attempting to bribe police officers with R100 000 a Durban drug dealer was arrested. She was trying to prevent the police from arresting her two accomplices over the weekend. The officers displayed remarkable integrity when they refused the cash bribe.
"She allegedly paid R100 000 cash to the members but the members, who refused to get involved in any corruption, arrested her for bribery, and cash was seized," said Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane.
The successful arrest was the result of months of hard work involving extensive observations and undercover operations.
The initial arrest, which took place in Bayview, involved cocaine. The suspect was then taken to his house. It was there that the police discovered a suspicious powder, which if tested positive for cocaine, had a street value of R500 000.
The search also resulted in the arrest of two other suspects. It was at this time that the female suspect attempted to unsuccessfully bribe the officers. This sent a powerful message through the community that our brave officers can be trusted.
Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa commended the team, declaring: "Those people who bribe our members, thinking that they will get away with crime, will find themselves in jail."
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