Media Release: Joint operation in KZN yields illicit cigarettes, narcotics

Mar 7, 2022 | Uncategorised

4 March 2022 – A joint operation involving the South African Revenue Service’s Customs officers, the SA Police Service (SAPS) and the Metro police led to the confiscation of over 2 million cigarettes and narcotics in Durban yesterday.

The bust took place at three residences belonging to a well-known cigarette supplier in Phoenix, Durban. During the search, a total of 2.31 million sticks of cigarettes valued at approximately R3.1-million were detained. The cigarettes were being sold at such a low value that it was clear no excise duties were being paid. A full audit will now be conducted on the goods.

See the full media statement here.

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