Constantia man arrested over uncut diamonds

2016-11-17 15:36


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Cape Town – A man from the affluent suburb of Constantia was arrested for allegedly being in possession of uncut diamonds, Western Cape police said on Thursday.

Officers were patrolling on Wednesday afternoon when they pulled over his black BMW 750 on the corner of Adderley and Strand streets for not having valid registration plates, said Captain FC van Wyk.

The 51-year-old man apparently could not produce any registration documents.

"During a preliminary investigation the driver of the vehicle got out and took something out of his pocket and attempted to hand it over to his friend," he said.

Officers noted the attempted exchange.

They confiscated the plastic packet and found 12 uncut diamonds in it.

The driver could apparently not account for how he obtained them.

He was set to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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