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Kinkelbos cop refuses R17 000 bribe from suspect travelling with stolen property

Oct 25, 2018
Kinkelbos cop refuses R17 000 bribe from suspect travelling with stolen property

Kinkelbos police recorded another success after stolen cell-tower batteries and solar panels were recovered on the N2 highway and a 41-year-old male arrested.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge, at 15:30 on Wednesday, a bus with trailer was stopped and searched by Kinkelbos police.

He said that it was stopped coming from Port Elizabeth close to Colchester.

"In the bus luggage compartment, four suspected stolen solar panels were discovered," Capt Beetge said.

"A further 13, cell tower batteries were found after a search of the trailer.

"The value of the goods are estimated to be over R100 000 and is suspected to be stolen from the Nelson Mandela Bay and Rocklands areas."

Police officer refused R17 000 bribe

He said that the 41-year-old suspect also attempted to bribe the arresting official on the scene by offering him more than R17 000.

The suspect will be appearing before the Alexandria Magistrate's Court on charges of possession of suspected stolen property and corruption.

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