Tuesday, January 29, 2013

24 year old foreigner arrested for possession of illegal cigarettes

Imogen Vollenhoven
29 January 2013

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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