Five arrested for illicit cigarettes
Police say the suspects were apprehended following a tip-off.
JOHANNESBURG - Five people have been arrested in Emalahleni after they were found in possession of illicit cigarettes worth R24 million.
Police say the suspects were apprehended on Friday following a tip-off.
It's understood the cigarettes were to be delivered for Cape Town.
The suspects are expected to appear in court tomorrow.
The police's Leonard Hlathi said, "When they arrived at the scene they found five big trucks and two of them were already loaded with illicit cigarettes."