Illegal cigarettes confiscated in Limpopo

2012-02-07 16:34

Johannesburg - A 39-year-old man was arrested in Mpumalanga for possessing illegal cigarettes to the value of R250 000, police said on Tuesday.

The man's vehicle was stopped and searched by police on the road between Dennilton and Groblersdal, said Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto.

Police found 15 cartons of cigarettes wrapped in black plastic bags, which were confiscated.

Otto said the cigarettes were smuggled into the country and the man could not produce invoices.

The man will appear in the Groblersdal Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

More arrests are possible as the investigation continues.

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