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Phahlane expects more arrests in OR Tambo heist

Several gunmen held up security at the airport a week ago before making off with foreign currency worth an estimated R20 million.

Acting National Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Pahlane briefs the media on the OR Tambo heist. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane says he expects more arrests in connection with the brazen robbery at OR Tambo International Airport following the appearence in court of two men in connection with the case.

Phahlane made the announcement on Tuesday night where he confirmed that two more people - including a police officer - are still being detained for questioning.

Several gunmen held up security at the airport a week ago before making off with foreign currency worth an estimated R20 million.

Lieutenant General Phahlane declined to provide details on the rank and unit of the police officer taken in for questioning.

Phahlane says the two suspects who have appeared in court have been charged with armed robbery.

He added that the stolen money has not been recovered.

In another breakthrough in an unrelated case, Phahlane says four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of 14 suspected illegal miners in Benoni.

WATCH: Phahlane goes public on OR Tambo heist

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