Den Amstel cop under close arrest for corruption probe

A Police Constable attached to the Den Amstel Police Station is presently under close arrest while the Police Office of Professional Responsibility conducts investigations into a matter of a corrupt transaction against him, the police say.

During yesterday, police say that the rank arrested a man after a report of threatening language had been made against him. Later in the evening the rank allegedly arranged with the man to settle the matter for a sum of money. The man paid over a part of the agreed sum and was released from custody to go and get the remainder.

However, the man informed senior police officials and the rank was later caught in a sting that was set up, the police said.

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