An intelligence-driven operation by members of the Anti-Gang Unit on Thursday afternoon saw the arrest of a Namibian male for the possession of uncut diamonds.

The suspect was apprehended in the parking area of a shopping centre in Worcester.

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Wesley Twigg, says police were acting on a tip-off.

Members of the Cape Town police’s Operation Restore also last week arrested a 23-year-old male for vehicle hijacking and robbery.

Twigg says the suspect was arrested in Samora Machel after crashing into a brick wall in his attempt to avoid being apprehended.

Get the latest police updates from the province here.

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