August 1, 2021

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ILLEGAL MINING SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN LIMPOPO

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The Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team in Limpopo  successfully conducted a disruptive operation that resulted in the arrest of five suspected illegal miners aged between 20 and 43 in Thabazimbi situated in the Waterberg District on Monday , 20 July 2021.

According to Hawks Limpopo Spokesperson, Matimba Maluleke, an integrated team which includes Public Order Policing and the Department of Mineral Resources pounced on illegal miners at Limburg Mine and caught the suspects right handed.

The team found mining equipments, truck with double trailer containing chrome , Ford Ranger Bakkie, TLB machines and R5000.00 cash all this estimated at over R4billion of the value of the seized items.

The (5) suspects are expected to appear in the Thabazimbi Magistrate’s Court on Thursday , 22 July 2021.

 

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