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Sunday 22 October 2017
Crime and Court

ACP: Cops’ arrests damage Police image

Senior police yesterday voiced grave concern over the arrest of two officers who are accused of helping a drug dealer to transport drugs and guns in an official police vehicle.

The two policemen and the 24-year-old El Socorro man were intercepted and detained by South Western Division Task Force officers after a chase from Cedros to Rousillac on Tuesday.

The Task Force officers, led by Sgt Shaeed Ali, report finding four crocus bags containing marijuana, three guns, ammunition and bottles of alcohol in the marked police Xtrail.

“The arrest of the two officers and the recovery of the illicit items has severely impacted on the image of the police service and the credibility of police officers,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Irwin Hackshaw told Newsday yesterday.

He said the service remains determined to rid itself of rogue cops.

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