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Illicit cigarettes worth R22 million confiscated

Western Cape – On  Sunday morning (2023-11-05) at about 10:30 members attached to the Anti Economical Infrastructure Task Team and Provincial Extortion Task Team swiftly responded to information of a cargo truck transporting illicit goods from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

The information was operationalised and the relevant role players were mobilize for a joint operation and the truck was intercepted near the Joostenberg Weighbridge on the N1 direction Cape Town.

After further investigations the members discovered a large consignment of illicit cigarettes with an estimated street value of R22 million destined for a warehouse in Montagu Gardens. Border Police and Customs verified  the illicit goods (cigarettes) and two males aged 34 and 62 were arrested and detained at Klapmuts SAPS on charges of possession and transport of illicit goods and will make a court appearance at Paarl Magistrates court once charged.

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