Couple arrested for illicit cigarettes worth R42 000

The police discovered 3500 sealed packets of illicit cigarettes. PHOTO: SAPS

A foreign couple aged between 23 and 34 was arrested in Sasolburg, for possession of illicit cigarettes.

According to police Sergeant Josephine Rani, it is alleged that on Saturday, 6 April 2024 at around 21:30, the Sasolburg highway patrol members were patrolling the R82 when they came across a white Nissan NP200 bakkie. Rani said that the members stopped the vehicle and found the two occupants.

“They requested to search the vehicle and discovered 3500 sealed packets of illicit cigarettes estimated to the value of R42 000. While the members were questioning the couple, they discovered that the driver has no relevant document to be in South Africa,” said Rani.

The couple will appear before the Sasolburg Magistrate court today, 08 April 2024.


Compiled by Justine Fortuin