2 Gauteng SAPS station commanders in court for gun license fraud



Two Gauteng police station commanders are expected to appear in court on Wednesday after they were arrested in connection with alleged corruption and gun licence fraud.

They were arrested three years after investigations into the matter were first launched.

An intelligence-driven operation by the Western Cape Anti-Gang Unit led to the arrest of the two brigadiers on Tuesday during

The National Police Commissioner’s office said the matter came to the limelight in November 2017.

Officers explained that the crime is linked to Gauteng’s applications of firearms.

It was reported that security companies in the Western Cape were involved in extortion.

In January 2018, it was revealed that so many people, some of whom are family and friends, allegedly got their competency and licences to possess firearm fraudulently.

According to the national police spokesperson Vish Naidoo, the investigation revealed that most of these fraudulent applications were made at the Edenvale, Norwood and Kempton Park police stations.

“Information was received that applicants would go to a gun shop in Kempton Park where they would do a proficiency test for competency to possess firearms and ammunition.”

So far, twenty-eight people have been arrested in connection with these cases.

Among those arrested are 17 police officers.

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