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10 arrested for impersonating Department of Labour officials.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department, in conjunction with the SAPS crime intelligence unit, arrested at least 10 men, travelling in vehicles branded with Department of Labour insignia, after they attempted to rob the Golden Fry Factory, which produces cooking oil in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg, on Friday.

JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla said officers received information regarding a syndicate, intending to commit a business robbery. According to reports received, the group would be travelling in four vehicles, and they would allegedly be armed.

The operational team proceeded to the factory where they strategically approached and successfully intercepted the suspects. Six of the 10 arrested suspects were Zimbabwean nationals. The 10 have been charged for attempted murder, conspiracy to commit a business robbery, impersonating Department of Labour officials, fraud and possession of illegal firearms. The Zimbabwean citizens have been additionally charged for contravening the Immigration Act.

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