NC police seize huge haul of cash
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