EMPD's treasure hunt pays off: Metro Police uncovers R1.5 million buried in township

EMPD's treasure hunt pays off: Metro Police uncovers R1.5 million buried in township

The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) uncovered an estimated R1.5 million in the informal settlement, Tsakane.

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Briefly.co.za learned four people have been arrested after the large sum of money was found in the house of a couple in Tsakane.

Earlier, photos of the EMPD's find circulated on social media. Tbo Touch took to his Twitter page to share the snaps of the cash, which is believed to be connected to the recent Boksburg heist.

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According to the department's spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago, the money was discovered by the EMPD's tracing unit in Langaville, extension 8.

Kgasago said the unit was tipped off by a reliable source, and they 'pounced' on the house around midnight where thy found the large sum of money in the possession of a couple aged 58 and 59-years-old.

The EMPD Spokesperson added the couple claimed they were holding on to it for a SBV guard. However, the cash service company denied allegations that any of their officers had been involved.

IOL reported the EMPD has since arrested the couple along with two other females. Kgasago said they can not confirm the exact amount of money found, nor can they say with certainty the cash is connected to the Boksburg heist.

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