Bogus traffic officers arrested for truck hi-jacking

The Hawks’ Tactical Operations Management Section, Falcon Risk Solutions, Tracker Connect, Gauteng Traffic Police Saturation Unit, Gauteng Traffic Police Chopper and Insurance Crime Bureau executed an operation following reports of truck-hijackings in Gauteng.

The multidisciplinary team’s meticulous investigation was hot on hills of the bogus Gauteng Traffic Officers who were hijacking trucks while in the guise of conducted random vehicle check points wearing full traffic uniform.  On Friday, 28 July 2023 the suspects were spotted driving toward Atteridgeville, Pretoria West.

The joint police team managed to stop and apprehend the duo, both dressed in full Gauteng Traffic uniform as they attempted to evade arrest. Upon searching the suspects’ vehicle, an unlicensed firearm with ammunition, signal jammer, blue lights, SAPS issue firearms holsters, false government number plates and more traffic uniform were seized.

The suspects are linked to a spree of truck hi-jacking in Gauteng. They will appear in the Pretoria Magistrates’ court on Monday, 31 July 2023. 

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