Welkom man arrested for uncut diamonds


A 41-year-old man was arrested for possession of uncut diamonds and dealing drugs, in Welkom in the Free State.

According to a statement by SAPS, all items were seized and have an estimated street value of R40 000.

The members of the Welkom K9 Unit were busy with their routine patrols in the CBD when they noticed a suspicious vehicle in Muizen Street.

The statement explains that the vehicle was approached and members conducted a search, which led to them confiscating several diamonds.

They then took the suspect to his residence, a flat in the Welkom CBD, and on arrival they found 22 Chrystal Meth tablets, 275 Mandrax tablets and Cocaine.

The man is expected to appear in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court soon.