Illicit cigarettes trader in court

Update: A 27-year-old sus­pect, Livo­nia Abo, arrest­ed for trad­ing in illic­it cig­a­rettes, has appeared in the Lep­ha­lale Magistrate’s Court on Wednes­day.

He is out on R2000 bail and the court post­poned the case to June 11, 2020, for fur­ther inves­ti­ga­tions.

Brigadier Mot­lafela Mojape­lo said police arrest­ed the sus­pect on Mon­day fol­low­ing a tip-off that one shop in Lep­ha­lale Cen­tral Busi­ness Dis­trict near the police sta­tion is sell­ing illic­it cig­a­rettes.

“Upon arrival at the shop, police found and con­fis­cat­ed illic­it cig­a­rettes to the val­ue of R750 000 packed in the store­room,” added Brigadier Mojape­lo.

Police are still trac­ing an accom­plice, evad­ing arrest.

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