According to Cape Town Metro Police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons reporting to SABC News, “the contraband was seized at several premises during a joint operation with Police Crime Intelligence. The various brands of illicit cigarettes were discovered in over 200 original cases.”
“He says at around 09.00 am, the officers searched five premises and recovered approximately 231 master cases of various illicit brands of cigarettes.”
“Three suspects aged 19, 32 and 25 were arrested for possession of illicit cigarettes and detained at Bellville SAPS. The contraband was booked in as evidence, and the case is now under further investigation by SAPS,” added Solomons.