A 35-year-old man was arrested for possession of counterfeit cigarettes on Wednesday 29 March 2023 in Heilbron.
It is alleged that members of the Heilbron SAPS followed up on intelligence-driven information from a concerned community member. Upon further investigation, the members managed to arrest the 35-year-old suspect while he was delivering the boxes of cigarettes. He was found in possession of several boxes in the bakkie he was driving.
Further questioning of the suspect led to several more boxes being recovered at his residence.
The boxes of counterfeit cigarettes, estimated to value R175 000, were recovered.
The 35-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with possession of counterfeit goods. He will appear before the Heilbron Magistrates Court on Friday, 31 March 2023.
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