R150 000 worth of illicit cigarettes confiscated, and a male suspect aged 28 arrested in Dennilton

The police in Dennilton under Sekhukhune District arrested a 28-year-old suspect for possession of illicit cigarettes on Sunday, 18 February, at around 10:35 in the morning.

It is reported, that  Dennilton Crime Prevention members were on their routine daily work  of stop and searches along  R25 Uitspanning, when a sliver grey Toyato Corolla was stopped but the driver sped-off followed by another white NP200 bakkie.

Police chased for the two vehicles, and the drivers stopped their vehicles at Five Morgan Philadelphia main road and ran on foot. One suspect aged 28 was cornered and arrested for possession of Illicit Cigarettes. The other suspect managed to flee the scene. The two vehicles loaded with illicit cigarettes worth R150 000 were confiscated.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has lauded the members for being vigilant while performing their duties and arresting the suspect.

The arrested suspects will appear before Dennilton Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 20 February. The police investigation is ongoing.

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