The 48 year old Chinese national has been arrested for bribing the Department of Home Affairs official in Pretoria on Thursday.
The suspect allegedly approached the Home Affairs official and offered him R3 000 provided the official checks, processes and authorises the passport of his brother. The officer alerted the Pretoria Serious Corruption Unit of the Hawks and an operation was conducted swiftly.
The man was nabbed in the act of offering the bribe and subsequent investigations led the Hawks to the O.R Tambo International Airport where the suspect’s brother had already boarded the flight to Hong Kong.
The brothers will appear before the Kempton And Pretoria Magistrate’s Courts on Monday respectively, facing charges of bribery, fraud, possession of diamonds, possession of ivory and possession of abalone.