- A 50-year-old male suspect allegedly tried to bribe cops with R170 000 in cash following a sting operation
- R10 million worth of illegal alcohol was found on the property
- The suspect will face charges of possession of illicit alcohol and bribing a police officer
Police have taken a suspect into custody following a week-long sting operation in Southnay Street in Douglas. Cops discovered an astounding R10 million worth of illicit alcohol.
The owner allegeldy attempted to bribe the officers with R170 000 in cash to walk away but the honest officers turned down the bribe.
The owner was apparently ready to pay the bribe as police discovered R170 000 in cash on the premises.
The 50-year-old male suspect will be charged with the possession of illicit alcohol and bribing a police officer.
Facebook users took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the amazing story:
"The bribe amount was big but I'm sure there was a long investigation with surveillance and many officers and documents that it would be difficult to accept the bribe and close the case so the officer had no option but to cry and refuse the money which could be the situation on hand or secondly maybe those officers were a few of the honest ones we do have."
"This must be export stock that never left the country. I don't think it's fake stock. Duty not paid. Too many different lines for it all to be fake. In the industry, it's called round-tripping. For this amount of stock, there must be a massive crime network behind it."
Phemelo Lawrence Seleka:
Imagine counting and booking in R170 000 well done guys.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that South African police officers arrested seven suspects following a brazen robbery in Hout Bay. The suspects broke into a retail chain store and made off with perfume and men's cologne.
The police responded rapidly and a chase ensued following by a shootout where three suspects were arrested after they fled the scene on foot and in a Quantum vehicle with fraudulent license plates.
Two more suspects were arrested by security officers and the SAPS K9 unit arrested another two suspects who also recovered firearm and ammunition as well as housebreaking tools, cell phones and stolen property.
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