Twelve police officers, including 10 from the Durban organised crime unit based at Cato Manor, were arrested yesterday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said.
Spokesman Moses Dlamini said 10 of the men were taken into custody in KwaZulu-Natal, and the other two in Rustenburg and Pretoria.
Two of those arrested were members of the national intervention unit. He said they faced charges that included murder and racketeering.
The arrests brought to 28 the number of officers from the Cato Manor unit who had been arrested.
In June, 18 policemen were arrested on 71 charges, including 14 of murder, 14 of unlawful possession of ammunition, 14 of unlawful possession of firearms, and four of housebreaking.
Dlamini said the latest arrests completed Ipid’s investigations into the Cato Manor unit.
Hawks’ spokesman McIntosh Polela said the 12 would appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for their bail application.
They would then appear with the other 18 in the same court on Friday.