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Zimbabwean National Arrested For Illegal Mining And Violating Immigration Law

The suspects will be brought before various Magistrate's Courts on Friday, February 2, 2024, to face the charges against them.

The Police at Apel in Sekhukhune District have made an arrest in connection with illegal mining and contravention of the Immigration Act. On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, during Operation Vala Umgodi, the authorities discovered a 37-year-old Zimbabwean national loading chrome into a tipper truck.

This arrest highlights the ongoing efforts to combat illicit mining activities in the area.

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Zimbabwean National Arrested For Illegal Mining And Violating Immigration Law

The suspect was apprehended for engaging in illicit mining activities and for possessing mining equipment used in the commission of the crime.

The authorities seized a yellow Cat TLB and a white Volvo side tipper truck with a blue trailer, which was fully loaded with stolen chrome.

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These actions demonstrate the commitment of law enforcement to curbing illegal mining operations and preserving the integrity of the mining industry.

Zimbabwean National Arrested For Illegal Mining And Violating Immigration Law-SurgeZirc SA
Zimbabwean National Arrested For Illegal Mining And Violating Immigration Law

In a separate incident, a team of multi-disciplinary forces in Vhembe District conducted Operation Vala Umgodi on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

During this operation, a total of 15 suspects were arrested for various offenses. These offenses included possession of suspected stolen precious metals, contravention of the Immigration Act, and violations of the Road Traffic Act.

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The suspects will be brought before various Magistrate’s Courts on Friday, February 2, 2024, to face the charges against them.

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This coordinated effort between law enforcement agencies serves as a reminder that illegal activities will not be tolerated, and those responsible will be held accountable for their actions.

Zimbabwean National Arrested For Illegal Mining And Violating Immigration Law-SurgeZirc SA
Zimbabwean National Arrested For Illegal Mining And Violating Immigration Law

The arrests made in both incidents demonstrate the commitment of the authorities to maintaining law and order, protecting the mining industry, and ensuring the safety and security of the community.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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