Cross border smuggling, R700,000 of creams recovered

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Cross border smuggling, R700,000 of creams recovered
Cross border smuggling, R700,000 of creams recovered

The South African Police Service in this Province is making significant gains in the fight against cross border and trio crimes in many crime infested areas, including our Ports of Entries.

The police have made a major breakthrough at Groblersbrug Port of Entry after intercepting the alleged smuggling of illicit creams worth over R700,000 into South Africa.

The truck with foreign registration numbers was stopped and searched by the Police and the Department of Home Affairs Customs officials and while searching the vehicle, the driver managed to flee on foot and disappeared, leaving the truck behind. Police investigations to trace the suspect and also to determine the origin of these creams are still continuing.

During this search operation, the following were recovered.40 boxes of Betasol cream and 2606 30g Epidermic creams which were concealed under a load of soya beans. The truck and these illicit creams have been confiscated.

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