29-year-old suspect has been caught for supposed ownership of chrome with an expected road estimation of R1.2m.
On Thursday, It was accounted for that the multi-disciplinary group including Department of Mineral Resources (DMRE) plunged on a ranch at Witrantjies Village where illicit chrome mining happens.
On landing in the site, the police’s Serious Organized Crime Unit in Rustenburg found the suspect with a mined reserve of chrome weighing 136 tons.
The presume who had recently been cautioned by DMRE individuals not to mine without ecological approval or mining license from DMRE yet overlooked the admonition and proceeded with criminal operations.
The speculate will show up in the Mogwase Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 06 July 2020 to deal with indictments of negation of the National Environmental Management Act and unlawful mining of chrome according to the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act.