Police apprehend fourteen illegal miners and confiscate trucks with Chrome laden trailers worth R 15 Million

LIMPOPO – Members of the Provincial Organized Crime Unit in Limpopo, assisted by the Detectives in Thabazimbi and Security Officers from the Northam Platinum Mine, have on, Friday 14 August 2020, arrested fourteen (14) suspected illegal miners aged between 26 and 56 and confiscated eight (08) trucks with Chrome laden trailers worth R 15 Million.
The suspects were arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning, at about 04h00, during an Intelligence driven operation that was conducted in the Thabazimbi area, following information that was received about the illegal mining activities.
The suspects will appear in Thabazimbi Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 17 August 2020, facing charges in relation to the contravention of the Regulations under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Act (illegal mining).