Illegal miners arrested

By Drum Digital
03 March 2016

In a joint police operation between the SAPS National Investigative Unit, crime intelligence, as well as the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department, six men have been arrested for illegal mining in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni.

By Ayanda Sitole

Three of the suspects are from Lesotho and the other three are South Africans.

They have all been charged with illegal mining and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Apart from their illegal mining activities, the suspects were also found in possession of a rifle and ammunition belonging to an AK47 and R5 rifles.

They are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court today.

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