Three women have been arrested after being found in possession of suspected fraudulent South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) cards.
Police say a newly-recruited officer saw three suspicious-looking women withdrawing money at an ATM at the Mangrove Centre in Durban’s North Beach and decided to intervene.
Provincial Police Spokesperson, Robert Netshiunda, says the officer immediately requested back-up from the Metro Police officers who were in the vicinity before she tactically approached the suspects.
“The three suspects, aged between 24 and 39 years old, were found in possession of suspected fraudulent Sassa cards which they were using to withdraw money. They were also found in possession of over R60 000 in cash, 32 Sassa cards, 22 bank cards from various banking institutions as well as four cell phones. They will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court soon.”
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