A 35-year-old constable was arrested in the Western Cape on Monday for destroying evidence linked to a drug case under police investigation.
The rogue female cop, was caught on CCTV camera destroying the evidence.
She is expected to appear at Worcester Magistrate Court this week, facing charges of theft and defeating the course of justice.
“It is alleged that the police officer, who has completed one month serving in Worcester SAPS [SA Police Service] from Upington SAPS on a transfer, was caught on camera inside the SAPS building at the Community Service Centre (CSC) while concealing a case docket and terminating drug evidence attached to it,” said a police statement released by Captain F.C Van Wyk.
“She was immediately arrested after all evidence she had destroyed was collected to build a solid case against her,” he added.
After the suspect’s case was vetted by the Senior State Prosecutor, the suspect was released on R500 bail.
Western Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Khombinkosi Jula, said Police management would root out corrupt officers within their ranks.
“This will surely serve as a deterrent to other police members who may get lured into corrupt activities when they are supposed to fight crime,” he said.