NC po­lice seize huge haul of cash

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PO­LICE in the North­ern Cape seized a large amount of cash when they stopped a car on the N1 high­way near Coles­berg, ar­rest­ing two sus­pects on a charge of money laun­der­ing.

Po­lice spokesper­son, Cap­tain Ole­bo­geng Tawana, said yes­ter­day that the seizure came dur­ing a multi-dis­ci­plinary op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing po­lice, pro­vin­cial traf­fic and Home Af­fairs over the long week­end.

The fo­cus of the op­er­a­tion was on il­le­gal firearms, stolen ve­hi­cles, the trans­porta­tion of il­le­gal or stolen goods, drugs and the trac­ing of wanted sus­pects and un­doc­u­mented per­sons.

Tawana said that two men, aged 18 and 21, were ar­rested when their car was searched at a road­block on the N1 Coles­berg Weigh Bridge and po­lice found that they were in pos­ses­sion of a huge amount of cash stashed in the car’s boot.

“The value of cash con­fis­cated can­not be dis­closed for in­ves­ti­ga­tion rea­sons,” Tawana said.

“The men were trav­el­ling in a white VW Golf V, in the di­rec­tion of Cape Town from Pre­to­ria.”

The sus­pects were re­manded af­ter ap­pear­ing in the Coles­berg Mag­is­trate’s Court on Fri­day on a charge of money laun­der­ing.

Tawana said the sus­pects are due to ap­pear in court again on Fri­day for a for­mal bail ap­pli­ca­tion. – ANA Re­porter

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