A 37-year-old man has been arrested by the Hawks officers in Northern Cape. The man is suspected of trying to sell fake diamonds.
According to Hawks spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi, the man tried to sell the diamonds for R40,000.
The perpetrator was detained after the Hawks members had received a tip-off on Friday.
“The Hawks were tipped off on Friday and they immediately enticed the suspect to a meeting where a deal was struck. The suspect was arrested on the spot after he produced the diamonds. After a check of the items, they were found to be fake,” Mnisi explained.