OR Tambo Airport security company suspends 2 officers who allegedly accepted bribe
The two security officers seen on viral video soliciting an alleged bribe at an OR Tambo International Airport terminal have been suspended.
The security company, Securitas, said that “being advised of the incident, the company immediately suspended the security officers”.
In a statement, the company assured that the pair will be subjected to a disciplinary inquiry on Thursday.
READ: Footage shows OR Tambo Airport security ‘accepting’ cash bribe
The security officers perform preliminary documentation screening at the airport in order to facilitate the passport control process for the airlines.
The women are seen in a video inspecting passports, when one of them appears to take cash placed inside one of the passports. The OR Tambo Police Department, told News24 on Monday that they could not comment on the incident until a police investigation has been done.
Video posted on FB: @Airports_ZA @ortambo_int needs to investigate this. As posted: “Securitas staff taking bribes from foreigners at OR Tambo Departures.I feel so much safer getting on a plane knowing it takes a R100 to control the security at SA Airport” WATCH @HomeAffairsSA pic.twitter.com/x0s7jSyrXo
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