Four Zimbabweans arrested for manufacturing fake documents fake driving licenses and asylum permit among others.

Four suspects have been arrested following an operation conducted yesterday, 27 October 2021, by the National Traffic Anti - Corruption Unit (NTACU) in Ivory Park, Tembisa.

The unit together with the National Traffic Police High Speed Unit and South African Police Services conducted this operation after receiving a tip-off about Zimbabwean nationals who were suspected to be running an illegal operation. According to the information received, the suspects were allegedly manufacturing fake driving licenses and asylum permit among others.

At about 16h00, the operational team identified two addresses in Ivory Park and immediately launched operations to investigate further leading to the seizure of the following fake documents:

·       South African driving licence cards

·       Zimbabwean driving license cards

·       License disks

·       Asylum seeker permits

·       Traffic Registers

·       Identity Documents copies


Laptops, printers and cameras used to produce these fake documents were seized pending further investigations. Upon arrest it was discovered that suspects are undocumented and have been arrested for the same offence prior to this arrest. Suspects are expected to appear in court soon. Investigations continue.

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