From: IOL News
Johannesburg – A group of high-ranking police officials have been linked to the super-spy gadget which was illegally brought into the country to be used to intercept cellphone conversations of cigarette smugglers by a rival gang seeking a monopoly over the illicit multi-billion trade.
A source close to the probe said the group wanted the permission of the police to destroy other cigarette smugglers so “only they would make money”.
The gang wanted to use the device to intercept conversations of the other cigarette smuggling syndicates.
“They wanted police to allow them to smuggle (in) cigarettes so they could collect information about all smugglers and their clients. Police would then arrest the competition while this group dominated the market,” the source said.