By: Mushwana Kaya
LIMPOPO: A 37 year-old suspected illegal cigarrettes dealer was expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 21 May 2021, following his arrest for the possession of of illegal cigarettes and suspected stolen vehicle on Thursday, 20 May 2021, by an integrated police team.
This comes after the police team comprising the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, Polokwane Tactical Response Team and SAPS Musina Visible Policing Members received intelligence about the vehicles that were loading illegal cigarettes at a warehouse in Musina CBD on Thursday, 20 May 2021.
Arriving at the suspected warehouse , they found a trailer fully loaded with illegal cigarrettes and further investigation led to the discovery of other illegal cigarettes that were in hidden in six(6) different vehicles, one(VW Passat) which was reported stolen in Florida area at Gauteng Province. They recovered the value of R1.6m of illegal cigarettes. Six vehicles and a trailer to the value of R1.1m were seized.
The search for other outstanding suspect is still continuing.