Man arrested on diamond charges

2010-07-29 14:11

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in Nigel for alleged possession of uncut diamonds.

The police’s Captain Julia Claasens said the organised crime unit got a tip-off about a rendezvous to sell the stones at a Caltex garage in the small town east of Johannesburg yesterday.

Investigators from the organised crime unit arrested the seller and confiscated two uncut diamonds valued at R600 000, and one diamond tester.

The man will appear in the Nigel Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

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