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Upington Border Police confiscate illicit cigarettes

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The driver of a vehicle was found travelling on the N14 with 210 boxes of suspected illicit cigarettes with an estimated value of R3,500,000‬.

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AN INQUIRY was registered for investigation with Customs after the driver of a vehicle was found travelling on the N14 with 210 boxes of cigarettes with an estimated value of R3,500,000 on Monday‬.

That after the driver reportedly failed to declare the origin of the cigarettes when he was interviewed by the police that nabbed him.

The discovery was made after members of the Upington Border Police, together with Upington K9 and Customs Upington, received information about a vehicle transporting illicit cigarettes to Upington.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela said the police members followed up on the information and the vehicle was stopped on the N14 just outside Upington.

“An inquiry was registered for investigation and the cigarettes were handed over to Customs for further investigation,” said Masegela.

The acting district commissioner of ZF Mgcawu, Colonel Peet Coetzee, lauded the collaborative effort by the police members and their swift response.

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