Five illegal miners aged 18
and 38-years-old have been arrested for illegal mining in Benoni.
The arrests come after police
were investigating a shooting incident in the Pufontein settlement on Sunday
where two children were shot and injured.
The five suspects were found
in the area with bags of gold dust.
Chief Superintendent Wilfred
Kgasago said when they went out there today to investigate they saw a vehicle
with 5 occupants looking suspicious, monitored it and followed it into Benoni.
The vehicle was cornered and
inside there were 5 guys. They also found 11 bags of what we suspect is gold
The 5 were arrested on suspicions
of being illegal miners and over and above their vehicle was confiscated based
on the fact that it had bullet holes and there was a report of a shooting earlier,
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