Two men are expected to appear in court for allegedly impersonating police officers.
The men were arrested on Monday during a routine stop and search operation by Gauteng Traffic Police officers on the N12, near the R558 in Bekkersdal.
Gauteng Department of Community Safety spokesperson Ofentse Morwane said the department welcomed the arrest.
According to preliminary reports, officers pulled over a black Toyota Fortuner and requested a driver’s licence from the driver.
“While the driver was on the verge of handing over his driver’s licence, one of the officers spotted a police identity card inside the driver’s wallet.
“Officers asked the driver and the passenger if they were members of the South African Police Services, and they both confirmed they were police officers. Upon examining the identity cards closely, the officers found that it was tampered with and fraudulent.
“Officers immediately arrested the two male suspects. They will appear in the Westonaria Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, facing charges of impersonating police officers and fraud,” Morwane said.
*Article appeared on Crime News 24