Over 100 suspected illegal miners due in court

They were arrested on Sunday in an operation by the crime prevention unit.

Police in Mpumalanga conducted operations in and around the Evander area over the weekend of 9 and 10 June in which more than 100 illegal miners were arrested by members of Crime Prevention and K9 Unit in the cluster in Secunda. Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG – More than 100 suspected illegal miners will appear in a Mpumalanga court this week.

They were arrested on Sunday in an operation by the crime prevention unit.

The police's Leonard Hlathi says, “Hundred-and-eighteen illegal miners were arrested, of which we’re still in a process of verifying with them whether are they illegal in the country or not, because from what we’ve seen is that most of them are not legal in the country.”