The Hawks have announced the arrest of a police officer for allegedly feeding information to alleged underworld boss Nafiz Modack.
Hawks spokesperson Katlego Mogale said that a 39-year-old police member attached to the tactical response team was arrested over the weekend on “suspicion of proliferation of information to unsavory characters operating in the Western Cape underworld.”
The suspect was arrested during an intelligence driven operation conducted by the national task team.
“It’s alleged that the suspect has between 2019 and 2020, enticed by an underworld figure to infiltrate the anti-gang unit and supply them with information relating to operations of the underworld figure in return for gratification,” Mogale said.
The police officer together with three accomplices will be charged with corruption.
Modack is expected back in the Cape Town Magistrate’s today, allegedly in connection with the attempted murder of advocate William Booth.
The Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) have excluded the murder of AGU Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear as one of the reasons for Modack’s arrest last week on Thursday.
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