Suspects expected to appear in court for possession of gold-bearing material

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Two suspects aged 22 and 28 are expected to appear in the Molopo Magistrates’ Court in Mmabatho Monday on a charge of possession of gold-bearing material.

The police officers at the Ramatlabama Port of Entry stopped and searched a Volvo truck entering South Africa from Zambia via Botswana.

Colonel Adéle Myburgh of North West Police said the truck which was heading to Johannesburg, was searched. “During the search, the police discovered approximately 50 bags, containing possible gold-bearing material. The driver and passenger could neither account for the goods nor produce any documentation or authority to have this material”.The pair was immediately arrested.

North West Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena congratulated the members for the sterling job and pointed out that the police will not hesitate to arrest those who commit transnational crimes.

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