SAPS busted one other truck transporting unlawful cigarettes in to the nation
A 48-year-old suspect has been arrested by SAPS after making an attempt to drive his truck containing a multi-million rand consignment of cigarettes from Botswana into South Africa. That is the second main bust reported this week after a petroleum tanker full of unlawful cigarettes was caught in Beitbridge, Limpopo.
It’s reported that 152 ‘grasp bins’ of cigarettes – value over R4.25 million – had been uncovered.
The suspect is anticipated to look at the moment within the Zeerust Magistrates’ Courtroom for smuggling illicit cigarettes.
In a press release launched by SAPS earlier within the day revealed that the truck driver is needed for the same offence in Limpopo.
“In line with reviews, the suspect was getting into the nation from Zambia by way of Botswana when his truck with Gauteng Province registration quantity was stopped for a search. In the course of the search by South African Police Service (SAPS) members, 152 grasp bins of cigarettes with an estimated worth of R4 256 725 had been discovered. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is because of seem for the same offence earlier than the courtroom in August this yr”
Lieutenant Normal Sello Kwena hailed the vigilance of his officers who ensured that the ban on tobacco is enforced.
The Directorate for Precedence Crime Investigation (DPCI) is investigating the circumstances behind the main bust in North West.