Shootout – 31 arrested
Orkney – A total of 31 suspects were arrested near Orkney on Tuesday 22 October for illegal mining, attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
The police were involved in a shootout with the suspects at Vaal Reefs 2 Shaft shortly after arriving at the scene following a tip-off about the illegal activities.
Police spokesperson brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said: “One of the suspects was injured during the shootout.
The police seized a rifle, ammunition, 25kg of mercury, 21 cellphones, a bullet proof vest and a massive amount of food.”
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