Famous Soapie Actor Arrested for dealing illicit cigarettes

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A famous soapie actor has landed himself in hot water, for allegedly dealing in illicit cigarettes. The actor whose identity has not been revealed until he appears in court, was arrested with four others in Polokwane, Limpopo.

They are facing charges of contravention of the Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964, and dealing in illicit cigarettes.

According to the Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke in a statement, they received a tip-off on Wednesday about suspects who were hard at work selling illicit cigarettes at a rank in Polokwane.

An early morning operation was conducted, wherein the five suspects were caught red-handed with the contraband,” he said.

He further said 45 cartons of Remington Gold cigarettes, valued at R12,000, and R9,681 in cash, were seized during the operation.

The suspects will be appearing in court today.

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