Cops bust man dealing illicit cigarettes

2014-04-14 00:00

A 30-YEAR-OLD Phoenix man was arrested by the Durban Flying Squad Narcotics Team on Thursday after he was caught with illicit cigarettes worth R155 800. He also had R20 800 in cash. He will appear at the Verulam Magistrate’s Court today for possession of illicit cigarettes.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the police were tipped-off about the man and his dealings.

“Police went to Terrance Park Drive, Phoenix, and found the suspect in possession of 291 cartons of Pacific and 300 cartons of Aspen cigarettes. He was then arrested and charged,” said Zwane.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said this was a job well done by the Narcotics Task Team as it eliminated illegal dealings and tax evasion.

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