A 44-year-old Police Sergeant has been jailed for dealing in drugs

The independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) in Gauteng have successfully investigated a case which resulted in the Accused being sent to prison by the Boksburg magistrates court for dealing in drugs on 16 May 2023.

A 44-year-old Sergeant Vinesh Naidoo who was attached to OR Tambo International Airport Vispol Division. The Accused was initially charged with 2X Murder and Dealing in Drugs but he was acquitted of murder because he could not be linked with the deaths. On 27 November 2016, the Accused was the driver of the SAPS patrol van that was found by members of DPCI with a bag of drugs in it. His crew member and a Warrant Officer from the DPCI where found behind the police vehicle fatally shot with their firearms lying next to them.

Sergeant Naidoo was still serving because he was acquitted by his Employer in a disciplinary process in 2019 after IPID has recommended disciplinary recommendations against him.

Issued by Independent Police Investigative Directorate,


Mr Robbie Raburabu
National Spokesperson
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E-mail: rraburabu@ipid.gov.za