Five gang members nabbed in Midrand

The Flying Squad and Tactical Response Team on 8 February, 2012 during the arrest of five gang members suspected to be behind a spate of truck hijackings and vehicles posing as police officers. Picture: SAPS.
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MIDRAND - Five gang members suspected to be behind a spate of truck hijackings and vehicles and posing as members of the Johannesburg Metro Police and Gauteng traffic officials were arrested on Friday.

This follows a joint operation by members of the Flying Squad and Tactical Response Team.

The gang members were apprehended in Midrand, south of Johannesburg on Friday. 

Police seized traffic officials’ uniforms, a jamming device and a 9mm pistols. 

Two of their vehicles were impounded for further investigation. Police uniforms, radios and jam tracking signals were found inside the cars. 

A tip-off led to the arrest. 

One of the suspects is allegedly the ring leader of the gang.