Gold dealer with links to Krejcir arrested in Sandton

A Sandton gold dealer connected to Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir’s network has been arrested on...

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A Sandton gold dealer connected to Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir's network has been arrested on tax charges relating to a R30 million fraud.

Djordje Mihaljevic of the Sandton Gold and Diamond Exchange appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday and was released on R10,000 bail.

He is accused of under declaration of VAT and issuing fraudulent invoices to Juan Meyer's Pan African Refineries.

Eyewitness News understands the South African Revenue Service (Sars) has had Mihaljevic in its sights for some time, but he has been abroad in Montenegro.

He is the link between dubious gold refiner Meyer and Krejcir.

Meyer hit the headlines when he was arrested in Sandton, while transporting R20 million worth of gold.

He also went on television claiming to have witnessed Krejcir giving top cop Joey Mabasa bags of cash.

Sars has had a long-running scrap with Meyer, and it is believed Mihaljevic's arrest is an attempt to tighten the net around Meyer.