A former bodyguard of a notorious underworld figure is one of four suspects arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) during a swoop on Bryanston and neighbouring Jukskei Park.
Captain Lloyd Ramovha said: “The undercover operation follows an intensive protracted investigation‚ which has linked the group to various illegal activities.”
One of the suspects‚ he said‚ is a 38-year-old “alleged henchman linked to the underworld security industry”.
Said Ramovha: “He allegedly used to be a bodyguard of a controversial underworld figure who is currently incarcerated for various serious offences.
“An assortment of narcotics and incriminating paraphernalia were seized during the operation.”
The suspects face a raft of charges including racketeering‚ money laundering‚ dealing and illegal possession of narcotics‚ steroids‚ prohibited firearms and ammunitions as well as kidnapping.