Cops yesterday nabbed two court orderlies on charges of corruption for allegedly transporting drugs to inmates in holdings cells.
In the first incident, a 39-year-old sergeant was arrested by the Western Cape Anti-Corruption’s Investigating Unit yesterday.
The unit received information on May 19 that the officer, who was stationed at Bellville Magistrates’ Court, was transporting drugs to the cells.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut says the officer was placed under observation.
“He was seen leaving a bag next to the court building and left immediately without reporting for duty,” he explains.
“The bag was searched and 50 mandrax tablets, three packets of tik, dagga, two cellular telephones and three batteries were discovered inside.”
The 39-year-old will be charged with corruption and was expected to appear in the same court he worked at today.
In the second incident, a court orderly was nabbed at the Blue Downs Magistrates’ Court after a lawyer noticed a suspicious bag in a courtroom and reported the matter to security.
Traut says: “SAPS were notified and an investigation revealed that the bag contained a small quantity of dagga, four packets of tik and three cellular telephones belonging to a court orderly. The constable was arrested for dealing in drugs and he is due to make a court appearance in Kuils River tomorrow.”