A 37-year-old police sergeant from Bellville South police station has been arrested on charges of corruption for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband to a prisoner.

According to South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson FC van Wyk, the 37-year-old sergeant was approached by an agent attached to the Anti-Corruption Unit Western Cape, to deliver a number of banned items to a prisoner, including dagga and a cellphone, in exchange for payment.

The sergent was then promptly arrested, with the dagga and cellphone found in his possession. He is now due to appear in Magistrate’s Court on Monday, November 23.

“According to our reports the agent approached our member who agreed to take dagga and a cellular telephone to a prisoner in the cells,” said van Wyk.

“The member received R300 for his services. He was then arrested and the dagga, cellphone and marked money was found in his possession. His due to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Monday, the 23rd of November, ” he added.

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