The Hawk’s serious Commercial Crime Investigation assisted by Limpopo Flying Sqaurd members have intercepted illicit cigarettes in transit at Matlala, outside Polokwane on Friday, 19th February 2021. it is alleged that the Hawks received a tipoff about the vehicle that was transporting illicit cigarettes’ in the area and followed up.
The vehicle matching a description of the one sought was spotted in the area and attempt to stop it was made but it sped off. The chase ensued until the vehicle was cornered and caught.
The hawks searched the suspect’s vehicle and they found 32 boxes filled with illicit cigarettes’ on the street value over 435 000.00
The suspect will appear before Matlala’s Magistrate Court today. Monday.