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Hawks secure preservation order in ‘diamond sale’ case

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The Northern Cape Hawks’ Priority Crime Special Investigation unit secured a preservation order of more than R100,000 against a 48-year-old man after he was found in possession of a large amount of cash during a stop-and-search operation in Springbok.

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THE NORTHERN Cape Hawks’ Priority Crime Special Investigation unit secured a preservation order of more than R100,000 against a 48-year-old man, Luyanda Nokhele, after he was found in possession of a large amount of cash during a stop-and-search operation in Springbok.

Hawks provincial spokesperson Captain Tebogo Thebe said the operation took place in August 2020.

“The Hawks managed to secure the preservation order on Monday, April 24, 2023. The order was granted by the Northern Cape High Court. The order emanates from an incident that took place in August 2020 where the accused, who was walking down the street, was found carrying a bag containing R100,300 after he was stopped and searched by the Springbok police.

“When the suspect was questioned by the police, he informed them that the cash was from the sale of a diamond he sold in Gauteng. The cash was seized for further investigation,” said Thebe.

He added that Nokhele was charged after he could not provide a diamond dealer’s permit or any legal reason for being in possession of the cash.

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