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Hawks lambasted for arresting Agrizzi and four co-accused

Legal experts have lambasted the Hawks for the arrests of five-people over allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud related to tender irregularities between Bosasa and the Department of Correctional Services. Experts warn that the arrest of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi’s could scare off more witnesses intending to give[…]

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Hawks investigate drug cartel after R700 million bust

South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) along with authorities overseas are investigating an international drug smuggling cartel. This after Monday’s R700 million cocaine bust in Port Elizabeth. Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said investigations are ongoing. “We are talking about uncut crack cocaine that is worth more than R700[…]

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Woman nabbed in Somerset West mega drug bust

A second suspect was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a R8.9m drug bust in Somerset West in the Western Cape last week. The 45-year-old suspect is believed to be the lessee of the storage facility in Somerset West Business Park where large quantities of tik, heroin and mandrax were[…]

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Two Hawks officers and a former constable facing fraud charges

Two Hawks officers and a former police constable appeared in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on charges of fraud on Monday, according to Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. “The three allegedly misrepresented a businessman who needed services of a private investigator and they allegedly hatched a scam to defraud[…]

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Hawks accused of withholding info at State Capture Inquiry

Themba Maseko’s testimony to the commission that in preparation for the inquiry he struggled to get information from the Hawks. The Hawks have come under the spotlight in the State Capture Inquiry underway in Parktown, Johannesburg. Several witnesses have implicated the police’s elite unit in their testimony. Evidence leader Vincent[…]

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Hawks to announce on their submissions into State Capture Inquiry

This comes after former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas accused Major-General Zinhle Mnonopi of trying to deliberately sabotage the investigation into the Guptas’ alleged attempt to bribe him. Jonas testified before the commission in Parktown, Johannesburg, on Friday. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police has since called for an urgent investigation[…]

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