More than R2m that was found inside a vehicle that was stopped at a roadblock in Colesberg in 2017, has been forfeited to the state.

According to a report on the IoL site, the vehicle, a white Volkswagen Polo, was driven by the son of the Head of Crime Investigation Services at the detective unit at the SAPS head office in Pretoria, Major-General Charles Johnson, who has apparently since resigned.

The Polo and R2.4m that was found inside a locked briefcase in the vehicle have been forfeited in line with a judgment that was delivered by Northern Cape High Court Judge Mpho Mamosebo this month.

According to her ruling, the vehicle will be sold either by public auction or private treaty by the Asset Forfeiture Unit.

The R2.4m, less any commission and incidental expenses occasioned by the sale, will be paid into the Criminal Asset Recovery account within the next 45 days.

The briefcase containing the R2.4m was handed to Johnson’s son, Jermaine, to transport from Pretoria to Cape Town, along with an additional cash amount of R20 000, in September 2017.

Advocate Mastenbroek, the legal representative for Jermaine, maintained that the NDPP was relying on a ‘mere suspicion of unlawful activity’ and had no proof of unlawful activities.

Full report on the IoL site