Illegal Gold smelter dismantled

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

Two suspects aged 24 and 29 were arrested on Friday during an intelligence driven multidisciplinary disruptive operation conducted by the Hawks` in Barberton Bo Hill Kamadakwa Section,Mpumalanga.

Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said they received information about a suspect who was running two semi laboratories that were allegedly processing gold-bearing materials in Barberton Bo Hill.

“The team proceeded to the identified addresses whereby the suspects were found busy crushing the gold-bearing materials and the two were arrested.”

Sekgotodi added that other types of equipment used for gold-bearing processing materials were seized for further investigation.

The two suspects will appear before the Barberton Magistrate Court on Monday 22 February 2021.  

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