160-million illegal cigarettes confiscated last month

Lusanda Bill
15 October 2011

The Tobacco Institute of SA says the Revenue Service and SAPS confiscated 160-million illegal cigarettes last month.

In the latest bust, about five million illegal imports cigarettes were confiscated in Delmas in Mpumalanga this week.

The illegal imports cigarettes were found in possession of a trader who could face a fine of 20-thousand rands or a five year prison sentence.

The confiscated cigarettes are shredded by a custom built hammer mill before being ploughed into landfill sites.


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