Big fine for security boss
The owner of a security company used by alleged 28s gang boss Ralph Stanfield was fined R30 000 after members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s (DPCI) national firearms task team seized firearms and defective firearm permits.
The DPCI, or Hawks, said yesterday that Schlomo Schwartz, 53, was served with the administrative fine on Thursday.
“The firearms and defective permits were seized by the Hawks from the security guards working for a company owned by Schwartz,” said the DPCI. “These guards were escorting Ralph Stansfield to Khayelitsha court on July 16, 2017, when they were disarmed by the Hawks members.”
Stanfield, who survived an alleged hit in Johannesburg last year, is one of the 23 accused, along with three police officers, who face 109 charges related to allegations that officers at the Central Firearms Registry helped arm gangsters and drug kingpins in the Western Cape. – ANA
The firearms and defective permits were seized by the Hawks from the security guards. Hawks