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South Africa

Man arrested for possession of unrefined platinum

A 36-year-old man was arrested in Cape Town on Friday morning, 24 June, after an intelligence-driven operation between the Western and Eastern Cape police.


South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg said a man from another country was arrested in Melk Street, Maitland, Cape Town at 8:30 on Friday.

The man was caught in possession of unrefined platinum powder. It weighed 214,98 kilograms. “The value of the confiscated goods is yet to be determined,” said Twigg.

The police officers also confiscated machinery and an undisclosed amount of cash from the premises in Melk Street.

Photo: SAPS.

The suspect was arrested on charges of presumed stolen property and contravention of the Precious Metal Act. Once charged, he is expected to appear before the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.


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