Illegal Gold Refinery in Springs dismantled

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga

The Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation in East Rand arrested two suspects on Thursday for running an illegal gold processing refinery.

The Hawks and Springs Public Order Policing received information about illegal mining activities at Aston Lake, Endicott in Springs.

The team conducted a disruptive operation at the property and arrested two men aged 22 and 27 while processing the gold. They seized six  man-made pendulums and about 10 tons of gold bearing material.

The pair is expected to appear before the Springs Magistrates Court on Monday, 31 August 2020, for illegally processing gold.  Investigations are still continuing.

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