The South African Police Service (SAPS) is calling on the community members who have lost ID books to report to the police station after 98 were found in a home in Selosesha, Free State, along with 100 bank cards.
This is after the Selosesha Public Order Policing members received intelligence-led information on Friday, 11 August 2023 at about 21:30.
“Members followed the information and it took the team to a house in Zone 4, Selosesha.”
The members then met a 28-year-old suspect who, upon searching his room, police found 42 smart card IDs, one Lesotho passport, 55 South African-issued ID books, 105 bank cards from different banks and a birth certificate.
“Investigations are underway to establish the reason for him having personal documents from different people.”
The suspect, the police said, has been arrested for unlawfully being in possession of identification documents and for contravening the Immigration Act.
“Police are pleading with anyone who might have lost or submitted his ID to the 28-year-old to go to Selosesha Police Station so they can retrieve their documents.”
The 28-year-old is expected to appear in the Thaba Nchu Magistrate Court soon.
Source: South African Government News Agency