Contraband cigarettes seized at Cape Town airport

2011-11-08 10:46

Contraband cigarettes with a street value of more than R500 000 were seized at Cape Town International Airport on Saturday, said Western Cape police.

Police acting on a tip-off seized the shipment being brought by truck from Johannesburg to Cape Town around 3pm, Captain FC van Wyk said late yesterday night.

A total of 1 477 cartons and 280 packets of cigarettes were confiscated.

Van Wyk said two Cameroonian men, aged 31 and 40, were arrested and would appear soon in the Bellville Magistrates’ Court.

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