Two men bust for being in possession of 27 uncut diamonds, Bellville

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Two men bust for being in possession of 27 uncut diamonds, Bellville. Photo: SAPS
Two men bust for being in possession of 27 uncut diamonds, Bellville. Photo: SAPS

The vigilance of members attached to the Western Cape Flying Squad led to the arrest of two suspects for being in possessing of presumed uncut diamonds with an estimated value of R1.5 million. The members were busy with a stop and search operation in Voortrekker Road, Bellville on 17 May 2019, when their attention was drawn to two suspects aged 46 and 53.

The men were questioned and they appeared nervous. This prompted the members to conduct a body search which resulted in the discovery of two small bags with 27 diamonds.

The men from Namibia were arrested and are due to make a court appearance in Bellville on Monday 20 May 2019. The circumstances surrounding the matter and the origin of the diamonds are still under investigation.

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