SAPS officers in Johannesburg have come under intense scrutiny this week, after they messed up an anti-kidnapping operation in dramatic fashion – leaving a local nurse in need of specialist hospital treatment.
Johannesburg nurse ‘wounded by bullets’ due to slack SAPS operation
As reported by TimesLive, the cops behind this shock case of mistaken identity have been branded ‘arrogant cowboys’ as a result of their gung-ho approach, and several more details on this matter have been made public:
- The nurse in question was driving home from work, late in the evening.
- Elite SAPS officials mistook her car for one used by a local kidnapping ring.
- The police officers opened fire on the wrong vehicle.
- It has been confirmed that the nurse WAS hit by a bullet, and she has been left ‘seriously injured’.
- There were two people in the car – a mother and her daughter.
- An investigation into the senior law enforcement officials has now got underway.
Saving grace: Johannesburg drug teams nab two kingpins
Meanwhile, narcotics squads operating in Johannesburg appeared to have more luck during their specialised crackdown: Two suspects aged 41 and 45 were arrested in Douglasdale, after they were found with drugs worth millions of rands.
The suspects are expected to appear before Randburg Magistrates’ Court in due course, facing charges of possession and dealing in drugs. Douglasdale officers were on routine patrol when they noticed a suspicious looking car with two occupants.
The car was stopped. As they were searching, police found more than eight bricks of uncut cocaine. Both suspects were arrested and charged with possession and dealing drugs.
#sapsGP Two suspects aged 41 and 45 were arrested in Douglasdale, north of Johannesburg after they were found with more than eight bricks of uncut cocaine worth millions of rands. #DrugsOffTheStreets MLhttps://t.co/7mKT7YHslW pic.twitter.com/Wv9PALDF3E— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) May 25, 2022