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SARS seizes fraudulent cigarettes worth R18m

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Pretoria – Suspected illegal cigarettes worth R18 million were seized at the weekend in Johannesburg, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Tuesday. Customs and excise officials detained the cigarettes on Friday. “A total of 1 647 master cases of suspected illegal cigarettes were detained pending further investigation. The possible duties in respect of […]




Sentencing in Fraudulent Cigarette Bust welcomed

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The Hawks have welcomed the sentencing of two illicit cigarettes smugglers by Mawhelereng Regional Court in Limpopo. Collen Mkandla (43) a Zimbabwean national and Lovers Chauke (35) were stopped by the police who were patrolling in Tomburke area on 21 of January 2012. The police searched their Nissan Hardbody and found Illicit Remington Gold cigarettes […]




Cigarette ‘Fraud’

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In the early hours of this morning, SAPS members at Hluhluwe were conducting a roadblock on the N2 when they attempted to stop two vehicles. When the vehicles refused to stop, police contacted their colleagues at Mtubatuba and alerted them to the suspicious vehicles. Police officers from Mtubatuba SAPS spotted the vehicles, a white Toyota […]