“Last week, the Hawks detained two officers from the crime intelligence unit on suspicion of conducting criminal activities with a gang of four to six individuals suspected of being involved in robberies in Gauteng,” said Makhura.
“The suspects were arrested for conspiracy to conduct armed robbery, attempted murder, possession of illegal guns and ammunition, possession of a stolen vehicle and police impersonation.”
Their arrests were a result of a sting operation conducted by the Hawks serious organised crime tactical operations management section in collaboration with the police air wing, the special task force, the Tshwane tactical response team, the Gauteng traffic police saturation unit, K9 unit, Tracker Connect and Badboyz Security, said Makhura.
Commenting on this case and the Rosettenville arrests, the premier said: “We commend the Gauteng multidisciplinary law enforcement teams for working together in a sophisticated manner which led to the arrest of these criminals.”
Makhura condemned the alleged involvement of police officers in crimes.
“We expect the law to take its course. Those who engage in criminal activities must face the full might of the law.”