handcuffsANA reports that a North West police constable has been arrested for alleged possession of platinum worth R250,000 after the Hawks unit raided his house in Rustenburg on Thursday.  

“The Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation) were acting on information that alleged that the constable’s residence was being used as lab for smelting platinum.  When the officers raided his house they found platinum concentrate estimated to be worth over R250,000,” said a spokesperson.  The 33-year-old constable, stationed at Mogwase police station, was due to appear in the Mogwase Magistrate’s Court on Friday to face charges of unlawful possession of the precious metal.

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