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Illicit cigarette worth nearly R500k

Soldiers confiscated illicit cigarette worth nearly R500k as smugglers escape to Zimbabwe. The suspect was middle aged man.

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The cigarette were confiscated by the soldiers at the boards between SA and Zimbabwe. The suspect fleed to Zimbabwe hotfooted. The suspect was found smuggling illicit cigarette near limpopo boarder.

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The military said in at the weekend that member of the 1 special service Battalion were on patrol when they made the haul.

They confiscated 34 boxes of illicit Remington Gold valued at R477,242. The cigarette were headed to the police at Madison village. It is to believe that the suspect originates in Zimbabwe because the moment he was caught he escape to Zimbabwe hotfooted clearly indicates that he's from Zimbabwe. Investigation are still conducted regarding the suspect identity.

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The suspect fleed the scene and ran back to Zimbabwe ," said army spokesperson captain Moses Semono.

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