Seven South African Infantry Battalion soldiers are continuing to make a mark in the Mpumalanga Area of Responsibility, in their Operation CORONA Tour of duty.

On 08 December 2021, soldiers received information about a truck that was carrying illegal goods from Mozambique. The truck was intercepted along the N4 near Komartipoort Area.

On further inspection of the goods, it was established that the truck was loaded with bran on both sides but had boxes of skin-lightening creams in the middle of the load.

The truck was escorted to the SA Revenue Service warehouse in Komatipoort and the following contents were offloaded and handed over to SA Revenue Service.

• 291 x boxes of Betasol;
• 15x boxes of Diproson.
• 36 x boxes of Epiderm Lotion.
• 05 x boxes of Carolight.

The total estimated value of creams is R 14 235 600.00.

Information and Photographs by Captain A. Tamela || Joint Tactical Headquarters Mpumalanga.