Illegal gold dust processing, suspect arrested, Virginia

South African Police Service

Illegal gold dust processing, suspect arrested, Virginia
Illegal gold dust processing, suspect arrested, Virginia

A 27-year-old male suspect was arrested for illegal mining of gold dust on Tuesday, 11 November 2021 at Mahala Park, Meloding, Virginia.

Welkom Public Order Policing Task Team under the leadership of Warrant Officer Thabo Booy received a tip off from Meloding residents about a person in possession of bags of gold dust.

Members swiftly responded to the information and went to a house in Mahala Park, Meloding where the suspect was caught busy processing the gold dust.

He was arrested on the spot. One (1) bag of Borax and three (3) plastic bags of gold dust with estimated street value of R15 000 were confiscated.

The suspect, Thabang Chale appeared in the Virginia Magistrate Court on 11 November 2021 and was released on bail. The case was postponed till 23 November 2021 for further investigation.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service