The Upington Border Police, ZF Mgcawu District Highway Patrol, Department of Home Affairs and SARS Customs raided two wholesalers in Groblershoop on Monday, 25 March 2024.

The police followed up on information about alleged counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco products and raided two warehouses in Groblershoop.

The team confiscated cartons of cigarettes and a large amount of Afzal tobacco with an estimated street value of more than R2 million.

The police opened an enquiry case docket and served the owners with notices to provide the original documentation of the purchasing of these goods.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Major General Luntu Ngubelanga, indicated that the South African Police Service and all other role-players remain committed in combating illegal activities and ensuring the safety and security of our communities.

He encouraged the public to rate the police efforts in fighting crime by participating in the “RATE OUR SERVICE” online survey to assist the police in improving services.