Two arrested for dealing in counterfeit cigarettes in Pietermaritzburg

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Boxes of counterfeit cigarettes recovered by police on Willowton Road in Pietermaritzburg.
Boxes of counterfeit cigarettes recovered by police on Willowton Road in Pietermaritzburg.

Two men, aged 40 and 47, were arrested on Friday for possession and dealing in counterfeit cigarettes in Pietermaritzburg, KZN.

Police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala said two cars were stopped and searched by members of the Pietermaritzburg K9 Unit after receiving information about the two men who were transporting counterfeit cigarettes on Willowton Road.

Police recovered 20 boxes of Pacific Blue cigarettes, three boxes of Remington Gold and grape flavoured cigarettes. Three cell phones and two vehicles were seized from the suspects for further investigation.

The two are expected to appear at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.


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