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handcuffsANA reports that Limpopo police achieved a major breakthrough in the fight against illegal mining when two alleged kingpins were arrested by members the police organised crime unit on Friday night.  

The two suspects, aged 40 and 62, were arrested after sterling detective work launched immediately after the initial and subsequent arrests of nine other suspects, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said on Saturday.  The duo were from Pretoria and Rustenburg respectively.  The two alleged kingpins were linked to illegal mining activities, including buying and exporting chrome to foreign countries, Mojapelo indicated.  Limpopo police commissioner Lt-Gen Nneke Ledwaba commended all police members who were involved in this major success.  The suspects were due to appear in the Lebowakgomo Magistrate‚Äôs Court on Monday on charges related to the contravention of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Act and the National Environmental Maintenance Act.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • See too, Zwane commends Limpopo police for success in fight against illegal mining, at TimesLive

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