Namibians nabbed in SA with uncut diamonds

20 May 2019 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT



Two Namibian men were arrested in South Africa this weekend for allegedly being in possession of uncut diamonds to the value of N$1.5 million.

According to a statement issued by the South African Police Service (Saps) the two Namibian men aged 46 and 53 were arrested on Friday by Western Cape police during a stop and search operation.

According to the statement, members attached to the Western Cape Flying Squad were busy with an operation in Voortrekker Road in Bellville on Friday afternoon when their attention was drawn to the two suspects.

“The men were questioned and they appeared nervous. This prompted the members to conduct a body search, which resulted in the discovery of two small bags with 27 diamonds,” Saps said.

The men were arrested and are due to make a court appearance in Bellville today. The circumstances surrounding the matter and the origin of the diamonds are still under investigation.