Illicit cigarettes value almost R7 million had been discovered hidden in a petroleum tanker on Monday.
An elaborate scheme to smuggle hundreds of thousands of rands value of illicit cigarettes in what gave the impression to be a petroleum tanker went up in smoke on Monday.
Limpopo police arrested two folks, aged 36 and 44, for allegedly hauling illicit cigarettes value almost R7 million on the Beitbridge border submit close to Musina.
In accordance with police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, officers had been finishing up routine duties on the border submit once they stopped a petroleum tanker that was sealed on the prime.
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“5 hundred and twenty-three grasp bins containing 1000’s of cartons of illicit cigarettes had been discovered hidden in a specifically made compartment within the tanker,” Mojapelo mentioned.
Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant Normal Nneke Ledwaba recommended the members and all different position gamers for his or her alertness and dedication find the cigarettes and arresting the suspects.
They’re anticipated to seem in Musina Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on Wednesday.