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Man behind bars for false papers


An intelligence driven operation by members of the Polokwane Tekkie Squad, Crime Intelligence Unit and members of the Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) ended in the arrest of a man from an internet café who allegedly produced fraudulent documents.
Polokwane Police Head of Communication Ntobeng Phala said information led them to the internet café on the corner of Bok and Devenish streets last Thursday where 11 computer boxes allegedly used to produce asylum documents for foreign nationals, Grade 12 certificates and Zimbabwean identity documents were seized.
A 28-year-old man was arrested and is expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of fraud.
Police also arrested a 26-year-old Nigerian national in Jorissen Street for the possession of drugs and of suspected stolen property last Wednesday afternoon. Phala said a task team followed up information from the Crime Intelligence Unit which led them to the house.
Rock and Cat with a street value of about R18 000, cell phones, printers and a laptop were confiscated. Dagga plants were also found in the garden.
On Tuesday he could not yet reveal the names of the suspects in both cases as he was out of the office for two days.
“Polokwane Police Spokesperson Lesiba Ramoshaba is on leave and there is no one else at the station to check the details on whether the two suspects have appeared in court yet,” Phala said.

Story: RC Myburgh
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Photo: Polokwane Police Head of Communication Ntobeng Phala with eleven computer boxes confiscated at a local internet café allegedly used to produce illegal documents.