LIMPOPO – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation is determined to fight the scourge of illegal mining in the Limpopo Province following a successful disruptive operation that was conducted at Tjibeng Village in Meckleneburg policing area on 06 October 2022.
Members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation jointly with Provincial Organised Crime, Limpopo Illegal Mining Task Team, Tactical Response Team and SSG Security company managed to seize chrome stockpiles to the value of over R600 000-00. It is believed that the stockpiles were gathered by suspected illegal miners in the area with the aim of transporting them at a later stage for business purposes.
Although the suspects were not found, their mission was disrupted and more disruptive operations will still be conducted.
Source: South African Police Service