The South African Police
Service has confirmed that 74 people accused of involvement in the theft of
British American Tobacco cigarettes will appear in the Khayelitsha Priority
Court this week.
They were all involved in more
than 100 cases of British American Tobacco cigarette theft.
National Commissioner of the
police Riah Phiyega has urged commanders to intensify their efforts in their
investigation of cigarette robberies.
Briagadier Vishnu Naidoo said
they form part of the different gangs of groups if I may say, that were
involved in robbing the British American Tobacco.
Naidoo said as a result of
these successes we found that the crime in this area has reduced quite
significantly, so there is indeed been a huge impact as far as our efforts are
These efforts together with
BAT Company and other key stakeholders from both government as well as the
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