Yesterday, the KwaZulu-Natal police confirmed they had impounded a car full of illicit goods with an estimated value of R1.2 million.
According to SAPS spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker, on January 20, the officers stopped the vehicle in Emanguzi, in northern KZN, on the R22 which runs towards the Mozambique border. The passenger, a 28-year-old woman, was arrested while the driver had managed to escape.
“The driver spotted the police and abandoned the vehicle as he fled into nearby bushes. The female suspect was found in the vehicle with 15 boxes, which contained 60 units of cigarettes and 900 pairs of branded sneakers,” he revealed. “She was questioned with regards to the goods. However, she failed to provide police with a reasonable explanation for being in possession of the illicit and counterfeit goods.”
The female suspect was charged with possession of illicit goods in the Emanguzi magistrates’ court on January 21.