Tobacco products were allegedly transported illegally from Namibia to South Africa
MEMBERS of the Springbok Public Order Policing unit arrested a man found in possession of R119 460 cash that is alleged to be the proceeds from the sale of tobacco products, which is in contravention of the Disaster Management Act regulations.
The discovery was made on Sunday when the police stopped a Ford Fiesta travelling between Springbok and Okiep and searched it.
Further investigation led the police to a business premises in Springbok where cigarettes amounting to R241 474 were confiscated and a second suspect was immediately arrested.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said the tobacco products were allegedly transported illegally from Namibia to South Africa via the Orange River.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lieutenant-General Peter Shivuri, has applauded the members of the Springbok Public Order Policing unit for their vigilance.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation will investigate the case further.