Members of SAPS Provincial illegal Mining Task Team and Burgersfort Mining Unrest nabbed three suspects aged between 26 and 30 for possession and transportation of precious metals (Chrome) on Tuesday, 29 August 2023 at around 22:40 in Burgersfort are expected to appear before Court.

The Police were performing their routine patrols when they spotted a white tipper truck at the four-way stop along R555 Steelpoort. They tactically approached, stopped and searched the truck with driver and two occupants.

The truck was found loaded with Chrome. The driver failed to provide necessary documents for transporting and being in possession of the Chrome. The three suspects were arrested. A truck loaded with Chrome, both at a value of R80000 was confiscated.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has praised the members for arresting the suspects as a fight against illegal mining in the Province still ongoing.

The suspects will appear before Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 31 August 2023.

The Police investigations are still continuing.