Kommagas, Buffelsrivier and Kleinsee

The South African Police Service says they arrested 3 suspects for contravention of the Illicit mining act and confiscated numerous illicit mining equipment including generators, jack hammers, bags with gravel, hand hammers, and a panga amongst others in Kommagas, Buffelsrivier and Kleinsee on the 7th of February 2024. Police spokesperson sergeant Timothy Sam says the total estimated value of the confiscated items amounts to more than R287 000-00. Sam says the suspects will appear in their respective magistrate courts soon. He says illicit mining activities in the Namakwa district by depriving criminals their operational tools.

Journalist: Tsosangkgotla Mararang
Email: tsosan@radioriverside.co.za

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