5 arrested with uncut diamonds in Free State

2016-04-06 14:47

Bloemfontein – Three men and two women were arrested in Bethlehem for possession of uncut diamonds, Free State police said on Wednesday.

They were arrested after members of the crime prevention unit and K9 Unit received information about two suspicious vehicles, Lieutenant Zweli Mohobeleli said.  

"Upon search, about 15 suspected unpolished diamonds of different colours and sizes, packets of suspected minerals dust, a plastic bag of dagga weighing 350g, several bank cards suspected to have been stolen, cellphones and cash were found in their possession," said Mohobeleli. 

The suspects were expected to appear in the Bethlehem Magistrate’s Court soon.  




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