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6 Western Cape cops arrested in corruption cases

One of the officers was arrested after suspected stolen bullet proof inner plates were found at his home.

Handcuffs. Picture: Stock.xchng

CAPE TOWN - Six police officers have been arrested in the Western Cape in cases relating to corruption.

The latest suspect a constable was arrested in Strand on Friday for allegedly selling ammunition, will be appearing in court tomorrow.

Five of his colleagues were arrested two weeks ago as part of an operation called Project Elephant.

What started out as an investigation into a series of house robberies in Lwandle, the Strand and Somerset West, has resulted in the arrest of six police officers for alleged corruption.

Two suspected drug dealers linked to the investigation have also been nabbed as part of the operation which has been going on for two years.

One of the officers was arrested after suspected stolen bullet proof inner plates were found at his Gordon's Bay home.

Another has been charged with corruption after being found in possession of two illegal firearms.

Police management has re-iterated it will come down hard on members implicated in corruption and has not ruled out more arrests related to the case.

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