Police said that 28 people had now been arrested in connection with the matter and 17 were police officers.
CAPE TOWN – Two police station commanders have been arrested in Gauteng in connection with firearms licencing fraud and corruption.
The office of the national police commissioner has revealed that members of the Western Cape anti-gang unit assisted by the national anti-corruption unit had arrested the brigadiers.
Police said that 28 people had now been arrested in connection with the matter and that 17 of those arrested in connection with the firearms licencing racket were police officers.
The arrests of the two station commanders were executed on Tuesday.
Police said that the investigations started three years ago when it emerged that security companies were involved in extortion in the Western Cape relating to firearm applications in Gauteng.
Cape Town underworld figure, Nafiz Modack, was arrested in connection with firearms licencing fraud in June.
He was granted bail in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court.
Earlier this year, he and others were acquitted of extorting a Cape Town restaurant.