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Grand-Gaube police are investigating an alleged case of bribery involving a police officer. On May 28, a driver claimed to have been forced to give Rs 1,000 to a police officer who had stopped her for speeding. According to the complainant, the police officer withheld her driver's license until she made a cash withdrawal.

During the day of Wednesday, May 29, a 32-year-old resident of Calodyne filed a complaint at the Grand-Gaube police station, alleging that she had been forced to give a bribe of Rs 1,000 to a police officer. in uniform. According to his statements, the incident occurred in the afternoon of Tuesday May 28 in Anse-La-Raie.

The driver said two police officers stopped her on the road and told her she was speeding. She was traveling at 63 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. However, she emphasizes that the agents would not have shown her the data captured by the radar device.

Still according to the complainant, one of the police officers asked her to pay a fine of Rs 1,000 in cash immediately. When she informed him that she only had bank cards with her, he allegedly confiscated her driving license and ordered her to go and withdraw cash.

Shortly after, the driver said she returned to the scene and gave Rs 1,000 to the police officer, who then gave her back her driving license. After some reflection, she realized that she had been the victim of bribery, as the police officer had at no time issued a fine certificate or produced a radar device to prove the speeding violation.

In her complaint, the young woman claims to be able to identify the two police officers.

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