Monday, 08 July 2019

Odendaalsrus: Two police officers from Odendaalsrus Police station were arrested after their home was searched and gold bearing material found with equipment used to process gold bearing material.

The couple (aged 35 and 33 years old) appeared at the Odendaalsrus Magistrate Court on the 05 July 2019.

On the 04 July 2019, Welkom K9 unit, Crime Intelligence Gathering [CIG] and Odendaalsrus Police searched the residential place of two officers (husband and wife) after obtaining a search warrant.

Possible gold bearing material; which weighed plus or minus 4 kg and equipment to process gold; including: 3 big gas bottles, one hand-made fire stove for melting gold, two sets of burning torches, three gold weighing scales, fourty [40] gold melting pots and calculator, we found.

The husband; who is a Sergeant and the wife; who is a Constable, appeared on the 05 July 2019 facing the charge of possession of gold bearing material and equipments.

Both were granted bail of R2000 each and to appear on the 16 August 2019 in the Odendaalsrus Magistrate Court for further investigation.