The Hawks are back at work they dismantled a illegal gold refinery in West Rand.
According to the SAPS news reports the Gold refinery in West Rand was operating illegally, millions and millions of rands were made illegally and taxi free the Hawks arrested seven suspects aged between 18 and 63 for their participation in this criminal act.
According to the SAPS news reports the Hawks received information from Sibanye Stillwater Protection Services, and Environmental Local Municipality about the illegal mining activities that were taking place three months ago, from the time this information was reported the Hawks conducted it’s own investigation and it was discovered that the illegal mining linked to the same people was occurring in different locations.
A search warrant was issued and the people responsible for the illegal mining in Westonaria and Kocksoord were arrested, mining items worth up to R8 million were seized at both locations and the mining activity in both locations were shut down.
The suspects are appearing in the Westonaria and Randfontein Magistrate’s Courts today Friday, 11 December 2020 to face charges for the illegal mining activity they participated in.