The determination of members of the South African Police Serivice in Limpopo to eradicate activities of illegal mining, led to the arrest of four suspects during disruptive operations that were conducted by members of Public Order Policing on Tuesday night along the R37 road in the Apel policing area.
The members spotted three trucks along this road and pulled them over. The trucks were found with loads of suspected unprocessed chrome and were all confiscated. The four suspects were then apprehended.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the members for their efforts, saying these arrests will go a long way in eradicating illegal mining activities in the Province.
The suspects, three foreign nationals and a South African aged between 23 and 34 will appear in Sekhukhune magistrate court tomorrow, Wednesday 07 July 2021 on charges related to illegal mining. The operations are continuing.