Dec 31, 2009 10:04 AM | By Sapa
A high ranking police officer and a constable were arrested after allegedly being linked to crimes in Cape Town, says Western Cape police.
Superintendent Andre Traut said the 44-year-old superintendent, who is a police station commander, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with 18 large bags of dagga allegedly stolen from the evidence stores.
A constable from another police station allegedly helped her to transport the dagga in a police van to a house in Nyanga township on December 3.
The superintendent will face charges of theft, fraud, dealing in dagga and defeating the ends of justice in the Somerset West Magistrate's Court on Monday.
In another incident, Constable Llewellyn Anthony of Table Bay Harbour police station was arrested last Thursday in connection with armed robbery and attempted murder.
He allegedly robbed four Chinese men at gunpoint of R250 at M-Berth in Table Bay Harbour on Thursday last week.
He also allegedly ran over one of the men with a police vehicle after the alleged robbery.
The man was in a serious condition in a nearby hospital.
Anthony was on duty at the time of the alleged incident.
He appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday where he was remanded in custody.
He will appear in court again on Tuesday for a bail application.