Man arrested for possession of diamonds worth R1.2 million

On Friday, members of the Anti-Gang Unit were out focusing on gang violence and received information about a man who was on his way to finalise a deal in exchanging diamonds with a local taxi driver.

A cluster of polished diamonds. Picture: EPA.

CAPE TOWN - Police have arrested a man for being in possession of diamonds worth R1.2 million in Worcester.

On Friday, members of the Anti-Gang Unit were out focusing on gang violence and received information about a man who was on his way to finalise a deal in exchanging diamonds with a local taxi driver.

Officers followed the man, searched him and found the diamonds.

"The 39-year-old man was arrested and detained. Once charged his expected to make a court appearance in the Worcester Magistrate Court on a charge of possession of illicit diamonds" said the Police's Joseph Swartbooi.

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