A Free State farm owner faces the full might of the law after setting up an illegal ‘toll-gate’ service on her property.
The female farm owner charged a hefty fee to car thieves and illegal immigrants using her property to travel between South Africa and Lesotho.
The woman and an accomplice have since been arrested for alleged corruption.
According to a previous article by TimesLIVE, her little con was cut short after an impressive sting operation led by the Hawks.
Undercover investigators posed as car thieves who needed to cross the border using her ‘toll-gate’.
“She agreed and demanded R1 000 for a stolen vehicle to cross. Cash was paid and the suspects [the farm owner and an accomplice, aged 28] were immediately arrested,” said Hawks officer Lt-Col Philani Nkwalas.
According to one source, the cunning farm owner is the widow of a SA citizen who died four or five months ago.
The source also said she’s a Lesotho national who holds an SA ID. The woman will appear in the Fouriesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.