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Hawks officers, sangoma arrested for theft

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Hawks' National Head, Lieutenant General, Godfrey Lebeya, has expressed disappointment at the alleged involvement of officers from the Directorate in criminal activities. This comes after...

Interpol, Hawks and US Secret Service swoop on cyber-criminals

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A gang suspected of swindling a US-based company of Euro 455,000 (about R7,2 million) was taken down in raids across Johannesburg led by investigators...

Hawks pounce on vessel ferrying R240 million worth of cocaine

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Hawks' National Head, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, has lauded his team’s recovery of a 600 kg cocaine cache with a street value of R240...

Trio caught in possession of police blue lights

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An intelligence driven operation has resulted in the arrest of three people who were found in possession of police equipment including blue lights and...

Investigation into R200 million cocaine theft from Hawks offices

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The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has launched an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding a break-in at its Serious Organised Crime offices in...

FBI, Hawks net R100 million internet scam suspects

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Eight foreign nationals, aged between 33 and 52, were on Tuesday morning arrested for their links to an alleged R100 million internet scam during...

Eighth SANDF member arrested for cross-border crime

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The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has arrested a member of the South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) for his involvement in cross-border...

Suspect arrested for massive 2020 data breach

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The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit has arrested a 36-year-old suspect in Gauteng following the August 2020 data breach at Experian. In a statement,...

Hawks investigating Durban ammunition theft

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While not in its area of responsibility, Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) deemed the theft of more than a million rounds of...

Hawks, NPA investigate TRC atrocities

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Perpetrators of heinous apartheid era atrocities that came to light in late 90s’ Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will soon have to face the...

Hawks intercept R243m drugs haul

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An intelligence driven operation on Tuesday morning saw police successfully slam the brakes on a R243 million drugs consignment in an Isipingo depot, in...

Corrupt former senior Hawks official handed 8-year sentence

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Former deputy Hawks head in KwaZulu-Natal, Simon Mzayifani Madonsela, has been sentenced to eight year imprisonment after he was found guilty on two counts...

EC municipal official arrested for R4.8m COVID-19 irregularities

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The Hawks have pounced on an OR Tambo Municipality official in connection with the COVID-19 Relief Fund tender fraud worth over R4.8 million. Whippery Services...

Hawks pounce on three of their own

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Two senior Hawks officers and a former colleague are expected to appear in court soon after they were this morning arrested for alleged fraud...

Hawks swoop on former State Security Minister

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Member of Parliament MP and former Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charge of...

ISS: South Africa’s Hawks are preparing to fly

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The absence of arrests and charges against high-level politicians, officials and business people for looting hundreds of billions of rand of public funds in...

Hawks making inroads on high profile cases

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Detectives from the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation are making in-roads on several high profile police cases – from allegations of State...

Hawks imposters arrested

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Three suspects, allegedly impersonating Hawks investigators, were arrested in an undercover operation on Wednesday. The suspects, aged between 33 and 51, with one...

Hawks turn up the heat on high profile cases

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Hawks Head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya says the elite crime-fighting agency is implementing a turnaround strategy in investigating high profile cases, including...

Hefty sentences for abalone smugglers

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The Hawks in the Western Cape have welcomed the hefty sentences imposed on five suspects who operated an illegal abalone enterprise. The members...

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