CT traffic officer suspended over corruption charges

It's alleged the officer solicited a bribe from a taxi owner after impounding his vehicle.

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CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town traffic officer has been suspended following his arrest on charges of corruption.

It's alleged the officer solicited a bribe from a taxi owner after impounding his vehicle.

The alleged incident took place at the Bellville Traffic Department about a week ago.

The City of Cape Town's Wayne le Roux said, "The taxi driver contacted the owner of the taxi and discussed the matter. The owner informed the Hawks and a sting operation was set up. The money was handed over to the traffic officer and then the Hawks arrested the traffic officer."