Friday, September 02, 2016

Police constable arrested for unlawful possession of precious metal

Leonie Pretorius

02 September 2016

The Hawks in North West have arrested a police constable stationed at Mogwase police station for unlawful possession of precious metal yesterday.

Captian Thlagelane says they were acting on information which alleged that the constable’s residence was being used as lab for smelting platinum.

When the officers raided his house they found platinum concentrate estimated to be worth over R250 000.

Also found in the house were pots and a gas bottle alleged to have been used to smelt the platinum.

The equipment and the platinum concentrate have been seized.

The suspect will appear at the Mogwase Magistrate court today where he will face charges of Unlawful possession of precious metals.



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