The police in Welkom arrested a young man with a load of illicit cigarettes in Welkom on Wednesday, 27 September 2023.
Members of the Counter Narcotics team, in collaboration with the Welkom K9 and private security, followed up on information about a load of illicit cigarettes. The identified truck was spotted and tailed into Welkom where police stopped the truck along State Way. When the back of the truck was opened at first glance, it seemed to be empty. Upon further inspection, it was found that there is a hidden compartment in the back of the truck. In the hidden compartments, police found boxes of illicit cartons of cigarettes with an estimated street value of about R900 000-00.
The 21-year-old suspect was arrested for possession of illicit goods under the Counterfeit Act. The cigarettes and the Dyno truck were seized.
– Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) September 28, 2023
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