Saps joins FBI, Belgium in child porn crackdown

The latest breakthrough sees the arrest of a PE couple allegedly found in possession of child porn.

FILE: The South African Police Service have joined forces with the FBI and Belgian authorities to crack down on child pornography. Picture: iStock.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Police Service (Saps) have joined forces with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Belgian authorities in a child pornography crackdown.

The latest breakthrough has seen the arrest of a Port Elizabeth couple allegedly found in possession of child porn.

The 33-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were arrested in their Port Elizabeth home for being in possession of and distributing child pornography.

They've since been released on bail but will be back in court next month.

A man from Plettenberg Bay was apprehended last month after Belgian police traced pornography they found back to him.

The police's Solomon Mogale says in a similar case, a man from Grahamstown was also arrested recently.

"This is a serious one. It involves some 600 children in America. We working very closely with the FBI on it."

There is a strong possibility that the FBI will apply for an extradition order in this case.