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Hawks handcuff trio for allegedly trying to corrupt senior official in Polokwane

Authorities say they allegedly approached a lieutenant colonel and requested her to release a vehicle that wad transporting illicit cigarettes in return for R7,500.

Pair of handcuffs.

JOHANNESBURG - The elite crime-fighting unit, the Hawks, has handcuffed three suspects for allegedly trying to corrupt a senior official in Polokwane.

Authorities say they allegedly approached a lieutenant colonel and requested her to release a vehicle that wad transporting illicit cigarettes in return for R7,500.

The Hawks’ Matimba Maluleke said the trio was taken into custody shortly after they handed over the money.

In a separate incident, officials also handcuffed another suspect for attempting to entice the commander of the Seshego Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit into accepting R2,000 for the release of his impounded car.

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