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7 people arrested for possession of ARV tablets worth R1.9m

The police's Motantsi Makhele said that the had inteded to sell them to a potential buyer in Welkom.

ARV medication worth R1.9m was confiscated by Free State police in Kroonstad on 17 October 2020. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Free State police have arrested seven people after they were found in possession of ARV tablets worth R1.9 million.

Police said that they caught the suspects on their way to the province coming from Gauteng.

Over 1,200 containers of the tablets were found inside the vehicle they were travelling in on Saturday.

The police's Motantsi Makhele said that they had intended to sell them to a potential buyer in Welkom.

"Four suspects are from Sebokeng in Vereeniging, one Lesotho foreign national staying in Welkom, one from Phuthaditjhaba and one from Theunissen. All suspects were found - five males and two females aged between 21 and 39 - will be charged with contravention of Medicine Act and will appear in the Kroonstad Magistrates Court soon."

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