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handcuffsANA reports that twenty people were arrested during a raid targeting illicit mining in Matholesville, Durban Deep in Roodepoort on Tuesday.  

Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said this brought to 30 the total number of arrests since intelligence-driven operations targeting illicit mining in the area commenced a week ago.  "The integrated deployment of law enforcement officers has during the operations seized equipment believed to be used during the commission of illicit mining, while shacks and other illegal structures have been demolished, and illegal electricity connections and water pipes disconnected," he indicated.  The people who were arrested are expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court soon.


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