Western Cape police on Monday
arrested a 24-year-old man for being in possession of illegal cigarettes.
Captain FC van Wyk said they arrested the
man on Monday following a tip-off from the public.
Captain FC van Wyk said the driver got out
of the vehicle and started unloading boxes, after which the members of the
community approached him.
Van Wyk said after examining the boxes, police
discovered it contained cartons of illegal cigarettes.
Van Wyk adds that the vehicle and 50 boxes each
containing 50 cartons of cigarettes has been seized.
Van Wyk furthermore said that SARS
officials have estimated the value of the cigarettes to 310 000 worth.
Van Wyk said the man a foreigner from Jordan was arrested and
is due to appear in the Bellville Magistrates Court soon.
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