By Staff Reporter
A 37-year-old Zimbabwean man has been arrested in Musina, South Africa after being found with contraband worth 1,6 million rand.
South Africa’s organised crime police (Hawks) spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said the man was arrested at his “warehouse” in Musina on Monday where he was loading six cars with the cigarettes.
“We cannot disclose the name at this point but we expect the dealer to appear in the Musina Magistrate’s Court soon,” said Captain Maluleke.
“The police team comprising the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, Polokwane Tactical Response Team and SAPS Musina Visible Policing members received intelligence about the vehicles that were loading illicit cigarettes at a warehouse in Musina CBD on Thursday, 20 May 2021 and followed it up”.
“The suspect was charged for possession of illicit cigarettes and a suspected stolen vehicle.The search for other outstanding suspects is still continuing,” said Capt Maluleke.