According to reports a 38-year-old cop from Caledon‚ Western Cape‚ has been arrested yesterday Friday, following an undercover operation.

According to Hawks spokesman Captain Lloyd Ramovha, who said that the said money was hidden in the handbag of the accused 15-year-old niece‚ who was also arrested.

“The off-duty constable allegedly approached (the dentist) purporting to be investigating instances of apparent false claims allegedly submitted to his medical aid by the dentist‚” said Ramovha.

“He then demanded the money‚ blackmailing the dentist in the process.

“The Hawks were alerted and an undercover operation was carried out‚ leading to the swift arrest of the police officer and his niece outside the dentist’s premises after the money was paid to him by the doctor.”

The said constable was later admitted to a hospital following signs of a heart attack. While the little girl was released to her parents.