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Suspects caught
  • illegal possession of cigarettes and tobacco products.
  • Twelve others were apprehended for noncompliance.
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Crime Taverns

While the operation was underway, members of the Bultfontein Crime PrevenDuring a joint operation to clamp down on tuck shop owners in Bultfontein on 24 July, members of the police arrested a man for the illegal possession of cigarettes and tobacco products. Twelve others were apprehended for noncompliance.

While the operation was underway, members of the Bultfontein Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) received information regarding illegal cigarettes at a house in Beyers Street.

Cigarettes and tobacco products with an estimated value of R600 000 were found at the house.

The police found cigarettes, and tobacco products in the house. The suspect in the house could not provide a reasonable explanation for being in possession of the goods, and could not produce invoices for the purchase of the products.

He was arrested for being in possession of suspected stolen property.

The police then contacted customs officials to verify the authenticity of the cigarettes Because of allegations that the cigarettes were fake, the police contacted.

The Consumer Protection Unit issued him a fine of R3 000 for the packaging of snuff, and the SAPS opened a case docket of suspected stolen property.

The male suspect (35), who is of Ethiopian descent, was expected to appear in the Bultfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday (27/07).

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