Four nabbed with illegal cigarettes
Police found more than 2,000 cartons of cigarettes in two stolen vehicles.
JOHANNESBURG - Four people have been arrested after police pulled them over for reckless driving and found more than R500,000 worth of illegal cigarettes in two stolen vehicles in Tshwane.
Police say the men were travelling from Atteridgeville to Midrand in two stolen bakkies when they drove over a stop sign.
Police found more than 2,000 cartons of cigarettes. The police's Katlego Mogale says the four men are due to appear in court.
"They will be appearing in court on charges of possession of suspected stolen property as well as possession of illegal cigarettes. We are not ruling out the possibility that it might be part of a syndicate."