Today members of the Directorate Of Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS) arrested a couple in Port Elizabeth for alleged money laundering and six (6) charges of possession, acquisition and use of stolen property.
During 2006 the Hawks registered a project aimed at addressing drug syndicates in the Eastern Cape. The couple Shaun Ah- Shene (49) and Virginia Ah-Shene (49) allegedly formed part of the underground world. Their main crime commodity was dealing in drugs but it later escalated to other crimes such as buying and selling of stolen property obtained during armed robberies and house robberies and money laundering.
The syndicate alleged leader, Shaun Ah Shene managed to evade arrest for years with since he never directly involved himself with the crimes. During 2008 investigations were intensified which led the Hawks obtaining a search warrant. Police seized stolen jewellery, luxury men’s watches including Rolex, Rayban and Oakley Sunglasses, Video cameras, and laptops. Police managed to link the stolen items six (6) armed robberies that occurred at exclusive jewellery stores and house robberies in Port Elizabeth.