LIMPOPO – The members of Provincial Organised Crime, Airwing, and Tactical Response Team (TRT) today, arrested sixteen (16) suspects for illegal mining during an Intelligence-led joint operation conducted in the Driekop policing area outside Burgersfort.
The arrest follows a tip-off about a group of suspects allegedly mining chrome illegally in this area. Police accurately operationalized the information which led to the arrest of the suspects and confiscation of items worth R10 million.
The arrested suspects, aged between 19 and 51, will soon appear before the Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court.
Police investigations are still continuing.
Police arrest sixteen alleged illegal miners and confiscate mining equipment worth R10 million https://t.co/OjsK4PlBOn#ArriveAlive #IllegalMiners #MiningEquipment @SAPoliceService pic.twitter.com/5NoKnrZr8E
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