Case against two Mozambicans caught with R100m postponed

2016-01-04 19:51
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Mbombela - The two Mozambican nationals who were arrested after they were found with dollars, euros and rands amounting to R100m, appeared in Komatipoort Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga on Monday.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the case against the men was postponed until Tuesday, January 4, for a formal bail application.

Sars spokesperson Sandile Memela told News24 earlier they had intercepted a silver Toyota Hilux at the Lebombo border post in Mpumalanga on Friday at about 05:40.

The men were entering South Africa from Mozambique, he said.

"Officials searched the vehicle and discovered that the canopy had false compartments. When they questioned the driver, he claimed it was empty."

Officials then proceeded to remove the canopy and discovered a false compartment. Underneath it, they found plastic bags filled with cash.

Officials found almost $4.9m, about €22 000 and R20 000. When converted to rands the total amount was about R100m, Memela said.


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