Raid at Lamoer associate's business

Salim Dawjee is being investigated for alleged underhanded links to the provincial top cop.

Salim Dawjee's business in Goodwood was raided by police and the Hawks on 5 December 2013. Picture: Rafiq Wagiet/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Hawks and police on Thursday raided a Goodwood business.

Salim Dawjee, the owner of Audio Cape and Towbars Cape, is being investigated for alleged underhanded links to Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer.

Police cordoned off the entire property as they conducted a search inside the building.

At least half a dozen police cars were parked outside the building.

A police officer at the scene confirmed that Dawjee's Plattekloof home was also raided.

The doors to the shop were temporarily closed as several items were removed by officials.

Hawks investigators carried several black boxes as well as bags out of Dawjee's business.

The bags contained what looked like documents and files.

Dawjee's son briefly put his head out of the shop's entrance but then quickly flashed a middle finger at a photographer.