Rising prices a golden chance for metal gangs

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Rising prices a golden chance for metal gangs

Experts believe cash-in-transit gangs are behind attacks on gold mines, with R52m stolen since 2018

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Gangs linked to deadly cash heists are said to be plundering SA’s gold mines in brazen attacks which have left the country’s mining community reeling. 

The Hawks confirmed that R52m in the precious metal has been stolen since 2018.

Since then, at least 25 gold smelters in Gauteng, North West, the Free State and Mpumalanga have been attacked, according to Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime (GI-TOC) researchers and mining houses...

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