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Florida Police Continue Crackdown on Illegal Mining and Crime



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The Florida police and other law enforcement agencies conducted operations in Roodepoort to produce more arrests for illegal mining and related criminal activities. Several arrests occurred between August 22 and August 28.

On August 22, officers arrested four Mozambican nationals and apprehended six individuals for drug-related offences, including possession of crystal meth. This operation also uncovered the local trade of illicit substances.

In another operation in New Canada, mining sand and equipment related to illegal mining were seized. The discovery of explosives indicated the use of such equipment in illegal mining activities.

August 23 saw arrests for drug dealing and possession, with significant amounts of cash and narcotics confiscated. Officers also issued traffic fines to non-compliant motorists.

Also read: R500/N12 Police Operation Leads to 68 More Arrests


On August 24, four Zimbabwean immigrants were arrested, along with the seizure of crystal meth. Additionally, officers discovered illegal mining explosives in an informal settlement in Florida.

The weekend’s operations (August 25-27) resulted in multiple arrests for:

  • robbery,
  • illegal immigration,
  • contempt of court, 
  • housebreaking,
  • theft, 
  • assault, and
  • kidnapping

Further updates on these operations are expected.

Source: More arrests as illegal mining activities continue

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Major Operation Nets 146 Arrests in Alberton


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