SA Corps discovered a jaw-breaking sum of R5.4 million in the home of a man who allegedly ran an illegal licensing and police clearance operation for people.
The 33-year-old Belhar man, who is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday on charges of money laundering, corruption and racketeering, was caught by the SA corps with countless identity cards and fake license forms.
According to a police source, the suspect works for a notorious Cape Flats gang boss. He is known for issuing Police clearance – a certificate cops issue to people who require confirmation on their criminal status for immigration purposes or for working abroad.
“Almost R5.3 million cash, several ID documents as well as two vehicles were seized during the search and seizure operation,
“The suspect, who was allegedly running an illicit licensing and police clearance operation, was arrested by the Unit’s Anti-Corruption members at his home in Belhar on Sunday.
“Investigation continues and possibility of more arrests cannot be ruled out.” said Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha.
A top ranked police source also said the suspect launders money for gangsters.
“He was mainly involved in back door licence clearance. There’s always luxury cars parked outside the house,” says the insider.
IOL reported on Monday that there was no movement outside the closed up house as a resident who lives close by said she “can’t say where the people are”.
Acting Head of the Hawks in the Western Cape, Brigadier Mzwandile Ndlovu, welcomed the arrest saying this was a telling blow to the underworld.