Two men arrested on N1 near Glen for counterfeit cigarettes

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A joint roadblock between Glen SAPS and Provincial Traffic on the N1 near Glen just outside Bloemfontein yielded great success when two men were found in possession of counterfeit cigarettes valued at more than R1.2 million.

On Friday 23 October at about 17:55, two males aged 32 and 51 were stopped at a roadblock while travelling in a white Iveco panel van with Gauteng registration numbers.

The van was searched and 7 500 cartons of illegal cigarettes were found in their van. The two men said they were transporting the cigarettes from a warehouse in Gauteng to a shop in the Eastern Cape. When asked to produce proper documentation for the boxes, they produced a fraudulent invoice with an amount of R 1 244 965,50.

The men were arrested for fraud and possession of suspected stolen property by Glen SAPS members, Constable Zongezile Magwa and Constable Kgetsi Foka, and Provincial Traffic Inspector Allan John Wilson.

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