A crime prevention operation between #EMPD and law enforcement stakeholders in Brakpan and Springs saw three suspects arrested for concealing illicit cigarettes on Friday, 3 February 2023.
Acting on a tip-off officer moved into a supermarket in Springs and searched in the presence of the shop owner and an assistant.
During the search, officers uncovered boxes of illicit cigarettes in an underground storage room, with an estimated street value of R30 000. As the officers were busy, a third man appeared and offered officers a bribe of R1 000.
The trio faces charges of possession of illicit cigarettes, interference and bribery.
— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) February 7, 2023