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Tzaneen Constable arrested in possession of illicit cigarettes

By Sydney Fujuka

A 42-year-old Constable together with his accomplice aged 25 were arrested on 5 July after being found in possession of illicit cigarettes on the R81 road around Moeketsi. 

The police received a report about a vehicle that had knocked the fence travelling from Soekmekaar, upon their arrival, they discovered 933 cartoons and five packets of illicit cigarettes with an estimated value of R100 000 inside the vehicle and the suspects were immediately arrested on the scene. 

Limpopo Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba applauded the police’ work in arresting their colleague and emphasized that harsh action will be taken. 

The suspects are expected to appear before Modjadjiskloof magistrates court on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 to face the charges of being in possession of illicit cigarettes. 

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