TWO alleged illegal miners were left injured during a shoot-out with the police in Boksburg, East Rand, on Friday morning, 23 September.
Colonel Dimakatso Sello said cops conducted an intelligence-driven operation after receiving information about alleged illegal miners who were armed with unlicensed firearms.
“Upon approaching the place in Main Reef Road, the alleged miners started firing shots at the police, causing them to retaliate. Five suspects were arrested, including two who were wounded during the shoot-out,” Sello said in a statement.
She added that police seized ammunition of R5 and hunting rifles as well as one shotgun, positively linked to a house robbery case in Klerksdorp.
“The suspects are expected to appear before court soon, on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms. Investigation continues,” said Sello.