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Fake work permit syndicate busted in Addo and Kirkwood

Oct 15, 2018
Fake work permit syndicate busted in Addo and Kirkwood

An intelligence driven operation was conducted on Friday, which resulted in three suspects, aged between 20 - 40-years, being arrested at their residential homes in the Kirkwood and Addo areas, for falsifying work/study permits and passports in the Addo and Kirkwood areas. 

"All the equipment used to allegedly falsify these documents were confiscated," according to police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"Three cases of falsifying of documents and fraud were registered and all the equipment (laptops, cellphones, printers, scanners, cameras, etc) worth more than R30 000 were handed over to the SAPS Cyber Crime Unit to be analyzed."

Case postponed to Friday
Capt Swart said that the three suspects, Shegiru Inu (35), Heinrich Booysen (22) and Godfrey Chimutashu (29) appeared in the Kirkwood Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning and the matter was postponed until Friday.

Inu and Chimutashu remained in custody and Booysen was released on bail.   
The acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll, has commended the team for their efforts and emphasized that team work plays a vital role in combatting crime effectively. 

Brigadier Koll said: “Members from the South African Police Service will trace and arrest those involved in crime, because there is no place for criminals in our communities”.  
Capt Swart said that the South African Police Service call upon the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime and they appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the arrest of suspects involved in crime.

" Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime. Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211."

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