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Johannesburg - Four people were arrested and fake cheques, identity documents, driving licenses, salary slips and equipment to manufacture fraudulent documents worth approximately R10 million recovered on Wednesday when metro police raided a building in Johannesburg, MMC for Public Safety Michael Sun said.

Sun said the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) took part in the joint operation after the EMPD arrested a man in Brakendowns, Alberton. The man provided the EMPD with information about a forgery house operated by a criminal syndicate in Johannesburg, Sun said.

"The JMPD K-9 Unit and EMPD officers recovered fake cheques, identity documents, driving licenses, salary slips and various equipment to manufacture fraudulent documents worth approximately R10 million at the building located at the corner of Loveday and Anderson Street in the Inner City," he said.

"At the building, a further three male suspects were arrested, and the total of four suspects are being detained at the Johannesburg Central South African Police Service (SAPS). The suspects are also linked to a hijacking case where vehicles are smuggled over the South African border to Zimbabwe."