PRETORIA - Three individuals, somewhere in the range of 24 and 40 years of age, have showed up under the watchful eye of Naboomspruit Magistrate's Court coming up against indictments of managing in illegal cigarettes and pay off after a messed up endeavor to move unlawful cigarettes to Gauteng.
Limpopo police representative, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said individuals from Limpopo following group, Groblersdal SAPS, Limpopo interstate watch and Marble Hall SAPS reservists led a wrongdoing knowledge drove activity in the wake of getting data about a truck shipping the illegal cigarettes from Musina.
"They speedily followed the leads, and a portrayed truck was spotted along the N11 street to Marble Hall. The truck (was) then, at that point, cornered and halted at Roedtan," Mojapelo said.
THREE individuals have been captured for endeavor to ship illegal cigarettes worth nearly R2 million, and offering cops a pay off of more than R8 000. Photographs: SAPS Limpopo
He said after an exhaustive pursuit, police recuperated 146 boxes of Remington cigarettes concealed in the compartment of the truck.
"The cigarettes are esteemed at R1.8 million. The driver matured 24 was promptly captured. The truck was supposedly accompanied by a white (Volkswagen) Polo. Whenever the police were occupied, two inhabitants from the Polo moved toward them and offered the group a measure of R8 700," said Mojapelo.
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