Suspected illegal miner in court

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A 44-year-old suspected illegal miner was on Friday arrested by the Hawks in Barberton.

He was arrested after police followed up on information about a suspect who was reportedly processing gold bearing materials in his house.

“The resultant search uncovered gold and gold processing equipment and other exhibits which were seized,” said Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Captain Deneo Sekgotodi.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Barberton Magistrate’s Court today to face charges related to illegal possession and processing of gold.