Hawks captain back in court

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Hawks captain Esmerald Bailey, renowned for capturing convicted killer Dina Rodrigues, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town on Thursday.

She faces one count of corruption, one of possession of ammunition, one of possession or use of the drug tik and five of defeating the ends of justice.

Bailey's trial was transferred to the commercial court from the Cape Town Magistrate's Court, on instructions from the Western Cape Directorate for Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She was arrested in December last year after an under-cover police official paid her R4,500 for a bag containing police uniforms and ammunition. She was on stress leave at the time of her arrest.

According to the charge sheet, the DPP authorised a trap based on information that Bailey was illegally selling uniforms, firearms and ammunition.

Bailey was also allegedly found in possession of several missing police dockets and unspecified court exhibits and evidence.

She is scheduled to appear again on July 24. - Sapa


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