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Cops nabs van with R200k worth of cigarette covered with oranges and chips

   
   

Cops nabs van with R200k worth of cigarette covered with oranges and chips

Two men have been arrested for transporting illicit cigarettes.

This happened this week after the alcohol ban was put in place.

   
   

The two men, aged 23 and 28 were arrested in Polokwane by the Saps Limpopo Provincial Highway Patrol Task Team.

According to a statement by Police Spokesperson, Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the team was patrolling along the R37 road outside Polokwane when they discovered the vehicle.

“They spotted a suspicious white van, pulled it off the road and searched it. Illicit cigarettes were discovered between oranges and packets of chips,” Ngoepe said.

Cops nabs van with R200k worth of cigarette covered with oranges and chips

79 boxes containing 3,950 cartons of cigarettes, with an estimated value of R200 000, were seized.

One of the men tried to bribe an officer which adds to his charges.

   
   

Both men are expected to appear before the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court soon.

   
   
   
   

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