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Limpopo | Suspect nabbed for smuggling illicit creams and tablets worth millions of rands

Media Statement from Limpopo Media Centre Corporate Communication and Liaison

Tom Burke (Lephalale Cluster) - A 27-year-old suspect was arrested on Saturday, 26 January 2019, by the police at Groblersbrug Port of Entry in the Tom Burke policing area, for smuggling illicit creams and tablets worth millions of rand.

At the time of his arrest, the suspect driving a truck,

had already crossed the border from Botswana into South Africa and soon thereafter, he was directed towards the searching bay for investigation.

During the search, boxes of Epiderm skin lightening creams and Cyproheptadine tablets were found hidden inside the empty diesel containers loaded at the back of the truck.

The driver was then arrested on the spot and the following items were seized:

* 4500 × 15g tubes of Epiderm creams

* 80000 × Cyproheptadine medicines.

The total estimated value of these illicit creams and tablets is estimated to be worth over R2.4 Million.

The suspect will appear before the Phalala Magistrate's Court soon.

The Police investigations are still continuing.


Enquiries: Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe -082 414 2088/0823043686


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