Is SA a Home For Criminals Across The Globe? Bulgarian Nabbed for Fraud

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BuzzSouthAfrica has been informed about the arrest of a Bulgarian earlier this morning for fraud and the illegal possession of ammunition.

As learnt, SAPS members, Hawks and the Department of Home Affairs conducted a joint search operation at the residence of an individual in Brackenfell who was identified as a person of interest.

The search warrant was issued after investigations into the suspect’s alleged organized crime activities necessitated it.

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SAPS related that the search “yielded skimming devices, a cellular telephone jamming device, cloned bank cards, several passports and identity documents, cash, homemade stamps from known companies, a magazine and 9mm rounds…”

While the circumstances surrounding the matter are still under investigation, the 43-year-old Bulgarian was arrested on charges of fraud and the illegal possession of ammunition.

He’s expected to appear before Bellville court on Monday 28 November 2016.

Yesterday, BuzzSouthAfrica reported the arrest of Nigerian men caught dealing in drugs.



The Nigerians were arrested for dealing in drugs worth an estimated value of R2 million after Hawks members received a tip-off about an illegal business at the suspects’ dwelling in Braynston.

Further investigations warranted a police search at the premises. When it was conducted, the police recovered plastics with residue, undisclosed amount of money, 7kg of Ephedrine and 2.5kg of Cocaine worth an estimated value of R2 million.

Also, a Chinese national nabbed smuggling R6.6 million rhino horns.

The 28-year-old man was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport for allegedly dealing in rhino horn with an estimated value of R6.6 million.

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Hawks related that the police recovered eighteen rhino horns weighing about 43kg during a routine search.

The rhino horns were concealed in his travelling bags. And, the man was in transit from Namibia to board a South African Airways flight to Hong Kong.