5 cops arrested in Eastern Cape

All five were crime prevention officers working at the Mdantsane police station, said Captain Paul Ramaloko.

Five police officers were arrested for alleged drug dealing in East London on Wednesday, the Hawks said.

All five were crime prevention officers working at the Mdantsane police station, said Captain Paul Ramaloko.

It was alleged they raided the homes of drug dealers and then sold the seized drugs.

"It [the drugs] was not booked into the cop shop," he said.

The group was due to appear in the East London and Mdantsane Magistrate's Courts on Thursday, facing a drug dealing charge and possibly one of racketeering.

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