The owner of the shop was arrested

Police in the ZF Mgcawu district continue with efforts to minimize the space for criminal activities. Police spokesperson sergeant Omphile Masegela says Upington police border and K9 unit reacted to information about the alleged sale of illicit cigarettes at one of the shops in Upington on Friday, the 14th June 2024. Masegela says they operationalized the information and the shop was visited for inspection. She says during inspection police found cigarettes that were hidden in a storeroom at the back of the premises. According to information, the owner could not provide invoices for the cigarettes and 153 master cases cigarettes to the value of R 3 901 500-00 were seized.

Journalist: Tsosangkgotla Mararang

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