A Durban truck owner believed to be a retired police captain, and his driver were arrested by the National Trafic Police and national traffic anti-corruption unit on Wednesday for bribery and displaying a fraudulent disc.
“It is alleged that two traffic officers stopped a truck and semi-trailer in Maydon Wharf as part of a festive season law enforcement operation.
“It was discovered the semi-trailer was displaying a photocopied licence disc,” Zwane said.
“On further investigation, it was established the semi-trailer had previously been suspended because it was unroadworthy.
“The truck also had mechanical defects and the driver was found to be a foreign national who did not possess a professional driver’s permit.”
The owner reportedly arrived on the scene and tried to “force R500 notes into the traffic officer’s bulletproof vest before he was arrested”.
“The suspects have been detained at Maydon Wharf police station and both vehicles have been impounded,” Zwane said.