Gauteng – Two people has been caught and arrested for handling a large amount of money in the boot of the car, which is apparently a family relation of a top cop based in Pretoria.
Northern Cape police have refused to state any comments regarding this case. The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Peter Shivuri, who commended members under his command for their vigilance in bringing the accused to book on the weekend.
The accused, Jermaine Johnson, 21 and Dearon Noble, 18, were charged with money laundering after they were found to be in possession of a large amount of cash. The money was believed to have been around R2 million, which was hidden in the boot of their white VW Gold V that they were travelling by on the N1 highway near Colesburg.
The accused were allegedly transporting the money on behalf of a businessman, from Pretoria to Cape Town. One of the accused, according to a source, who is a family relation of a major-general in the detective services division in Pretoria, was wearing a branded police tracksuit top at the time of his arrest.
Although it was not confirmed whether the accused is in fact employed by the SAPS or how he came about to owning the jacket with an SAPS logo on it.