Suspects arrested with illicit cigarettes

HARRISMITH – The Harrismith N3 Roadblock Team members arrested two suspects from Lenasia in Gauteng with counterfeit cigarettes worth about R586 000.

On 30 July 2021, at about 21:45, the joint law enforcement agencies during the N3 roadblock stopped a silver Grey Nissan NP300.

It was searched and police found 28 sealed boxes containing 50 cartons of cigarettes and another lose 100 cartons. Each carton consisting of 10 packets were found loaded at the back of the bakkie.

The suspects failed to provide any proof of purchase nor a delivery invoice. They were both arrested and will be expected to appear before the Harrismith Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 02 August 2021 on a charge of possession of counterfeit goods.

Source: South African Police Service