The task team that was deployed to Westbury by Police Minister Bheki Cele has arrested two cops, based at the Sophiatown police station.

The two cops are facing charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.

This comes as the task team made headway in the investigation of the murder of 21-year-old Bradley Sauls who was gunned down while walking in the Westbury on 24 July 2018.

The Minister of Police, Minister Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla John Sitole visited the community following complaints of drug dealing, corruption and crime in general.

“Following the visit by the Minister and National Commissioner of Police, the area of Westbury has since been saturated with police officers comprising of Crime Intelligence, Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), Tactical Response Teams, Public Order Police, Visible Policing and an investigative task team as part of a stabilisation intervention,” Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said.

The team reportedly identified a group of suspects through intensive investigations.

On Friday, four suspects were arrested in connection with Sauls murder.

“The team arrested a fifth suspect yesterday morning. Thereafter, two policemen, were arrested on Warrants of Arrest,” Naidoo said.

The police officers are alleged to have concealed crucial evidence after having arrived first on the scene.

Naidoo said the fifth suspect as well as the two police officers are expected to appear in court this morning on charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.