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Two suspects nabbed for possession of suspected stolen minerals (Chrome)

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Limpopo


POLOKWANE - The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers hailed the members of Organized Crime Unit for their alertness and commitment following the arrest of one suspect and confiscation of a suspected stolen minerals (Chrome).

On 23 April 2023 at about 17:40, members of the Provincial Organised Crime Unit were on duty when they spotted a white Hino Tipper truck along the R37 road near Machakaneng village, which was suspected to be loaded with stolen metals.

Members then intercepted the truck which was loaded with Chrome.

The suspect an African male was arrested for possession and transportation of suspected stolen minerals (Chrome) after he could not produce permits for transportation.

One White Hino Tipper truck loaded with suspected stolen minerals valued at R1300 000-00 and chrome valued at +-R150 000-00 confiscated.

The suspect will appear before Mecklenburg policing area soon.

Police investigations is continuing.


Colonel Malesela Ledwaba
082 451 7180


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