Counterfeit cigarettes

2012-11-13 00:00

OFFICERS from Mbazwana police station found over 30 boxes containing cartons of counterfeit cigarettes valued at nearly R1 million in a stop-and-search operation at the weekend.

According to police, the cigarettes were recovered on the R22 between Emanguzi and Mbazwana when a bakkie was pulled over and searched. The vehicle had Durban registration plates.

The vehicle was stopped and searched, and over 30 boxes of cigarettes were found. The street value of the cigarettes boxes is more than R900 000, said spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane in a statement.

He said a man and two women were arrested and would be charged in terms of the Customs and Excise Act.

The vehicle was also confiscated.

The three would appear in the Ubombo Magistrate’s Court today.

— Witness Reporter.

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