Tag: Illegal Mining

Operation Vala Umgodi nabs illegal mining suspect in Mopani

Operation Vala Umgodi nabs illegal mining suspect in Mopani

The multi-disciplinary forces under operation Vala Ungodi are making their presence felt in the province as the suspects are feeling the heat under their collars. This was evident when on Thursday 11 July 2024 the intelligence lead operation was conducted at a farm in Seloane village under Lulekane Policing area […]

Eleven suspects were nabbed for illegal mining in the Vhembe District

Eleven suspects were nabbed for illegal mining in the Vhembe District

The area of Mutakari in Vhembe District, known for being problematic in terms of illegal mining of sand activities, was dealt a serious blow following the apprehension of 11 suspects by a strong team of law enforcement agencies on Friday 28 June 2024. The multidisciplinary team comprising of members from […]

Two suspects arrested for illegal mining operations near Carolina

Two suspects arrested for illegal mining operations near Carolina

Two suspects, Johny Conrad Ryke (52) and Jan Andrian Dupreez (64), appeared at the Carolina Regional Court on Wednesday 26 June 2024, after being arrested during Operation Vala Umgodi at Mooifontein near Carolina on Tuesday, 25 June 2024. The two were nabbed for mining related offences and they were charged […]

Swift police action leads to arrest of Illegal Mining kingpin

Swift police action leads to arrest of Illegal Mining kingpin

In a coordinated operation on Wednesday, 19 June 2024, a swift response by a multidisciplinary team, including units from the South African Police Service, the South African National Defence Force, and the National Intervention Unit under Operation Vala Umgodi, resulted in the apprehension of a notorious illicit mining kingpin in […]

Ten suspects arrested for illegal mining during an operation in Hartbeespoortdam

Ten suspects arrested for illegal mining during an operation in Hartbeespoortdam

Ten suspects arrested during the “Vala Umgodi” operation in Hartbeespoortdam were remanded in custody until Tuesday, 18 and Thursday, 20 June 2024, for interpreters respectively. The accused appeared before the Brits Magistrates on Tuesday, 11 June 2024, on charges of contravention of the Immigration Act, 2002. The suspects were arrested […]

Two illegal miners arrested for possession of stolen precious minerals

Two illegal miners arrested for possession of stolen precious minerals

Multidisciplinary Forces comprising the SAPS Tactical Response Team, National Intervention Unit and the Public Order Police conducted Disruptive Operation Vala Umgodi on Wednesday, 29 May 2024 in the evening with the intention to conduct disruptive operations on illegal mining and illegal transportation of precious minerals. The team in the early […]