EMPD arrests 2 alleged illegal miners in Boksburg

Officials say they found explosives after searching a shack belonging to one of the suspects.

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JOHANNESBURG - Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officers have arrested two people believed to be involved in illegal mining activities.

Officials say they found explosives after searching a shack belonging to one of the suspects.

Metro police spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago explains: “We acted on information and went to a shack at the Angelo informal settlements in Boksburg, where we found a number of people separating soil from what we believe is gold.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)