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An Intelligence led operation by the men and women in blue resulted in three suspects arrested for illegal mining at Bogalatladi on Sunday.

The suspects briefly appeared before the Sekhukhune Magistrate’s Court on a charge of illegal mining on June 23.

They are aged between 28 and 38 and were nabbed during an operation that was conducted in the Apel policing area.

The arrest follows a tip off from members of the community about the three suspects’ allegedly mining chrome illegally.

“The information was immediately followed until these suspects were found busy mining illegally and arrested on the spot.

“During the arrest, the police confiscated the following items: five Jackhammers, three spades, chisels, a shovel, electric cords and a wheelbarrow,” revealed Limpopo SAPS spokesman Brig Motlafelo Mojapelo.

Mojapelo added that SAPS investigations were still continuing in the matter.

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