Illegal miners in Namaqua, Kleinsee arrested by police

Police arrested 867 illegal miners in Kleinzee in the Namakwa district, during an intelligence driven operation yesterday, the 15th November 2023. Police spokesperson sergeant Timothy Sam says between the 7th and the 13th November 2023 police arrested 46 persons for trespassing, undocumented immigrants and possession of suspected uncut diamonds. Sam says police crime prevention stop and search actions also resulted in the confiscation of numerous illegal mining implements such as spades, pick axes, bags containing suspected diamond bearing  gravel, suspected uncut diamonds, hammers and sieves. He says they are expected to appear in court soon and police will continue to monitor the situation in order to curb illicit mining. Sam says the following . . . "Insert" (ILLEGAL)

Journalist: Tsosangkgotla Mararang

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