Cop bust in licensing scam

Cop bust in licensing scam

Elton Abrahams was arrested last month

The traffic official is allegedly linked to a million rand illegal licensing case.

The Hawks have arrested a second person, a senior traffic officer, believed to be linked to an illegal licensing scam worth millions of rands.

The 47-year-old was expected to make his first appearance at the Bellville Magistrates’ Court on Friday, alongside dik ding, Elton Abrahams, on charges of fraud and corruption.

Abrahams was arrested last month on charges of racketeering, money laundering and corruption.

The 33-year-old, who was arrested at his Adam Tas, Belhar home, for allegedly running an illegal licensing and police clearance operation.

Two luxury cars, several identity documents and around R3.7 million in cash were also confiscated from Abrahams’ property.

Police sources say Abrahams is linked to alleged Sexy Boys gang boss, Jerome Booysen.

Abrahams is expected to finalise his bail information at his next court appearance.

The traffic cop was arrested in De Aar yesterday morning where the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) also seized R3.7 million in cash.

The arrest follows an investigation into the alleged licensing scheme which focused on processing roadworthy certificates, particularly for trucks and buses.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramvoha says they hope to make more arrests.

“He is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Friday alongside Abrahams to face charges involving fraud and corruption,” he says.

“Investigations continue and the scope affects several provinces, more arrests are expected.”

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