The Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District Illicit Mining Team have arrested two suspects for illegal possession of gold bearing material and illegal possession of ammunition in North West Province, South Africa.
It was learnt that members of the team received and operationalised information about illegal possession of firearms.
Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, said the suspects were both male and female.
“ A 33-year-old woman and a man aged 35, were nabbed after the Police searched a house in Kanana near Orkney and found seven 9mm live ammunition and gold bearing material worth R1.2 million.
“ The Police further seized more than R300 000 which was found in possession of the suspects.
Meanwhile, both suspects are expected to appear soon in the Orkney Magistrates’ Court.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) has taken over investigation of the case, ” he said.
Kwena lauded the team for the success and reiterated that Police will continue to act strongly against those who commit illicit economic activities.