Gauteng police probe their own

Gauteng police are investigating whether some of their officials are involved in a syndicate.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police said on Sunday they were investigating whether some of their officials were involved in a syndicate that has defrauded a factory of appliances worth R1,6 million.

The manhunt is on for two men believed to be part of the crime ring that used fraudulent documents to obtain the goods.

It is believed over the past six months the syndicate has purchased goods from an LG factory in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, using ID documents.

“The copies of these ID documents have been certified at the police station,” the police Lungelo Dlamini told Eyewitness News.

“We believe one of our officers might have been involved in the syndicate as there is a police stamp.”

(Edited by Clare Matthes)