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Cigarette prices soar during lockdown, according to latest UCT study

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Recent research has shown that the average price of cigarettes has increased by nearly 250% compared to pre-lockdown levels and that the sales ban...

Soldiers intercept illegal cigarettes bound for Gauteng

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Three separate busts by soldiers on South Africa’s northern border saw cigarettes valued at over R800 000 confiscated. Soldiers from 8 SA Infantry Battalion in...

Cigarette trafficker arrested at border post

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A 31-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Lehurutshe Magistrates’ Court on charges of smuggling counterfeit cigarettes. The suspect was arrested on Friday by...

ISS: No smoke without fire – South Africa’s illicit cigarette trade

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The illicit trade in tobacco, especially cigarettes, costs South Africa’s economy billions of rand annually through lost tax revenue. According to the South African...

SAPS arrest vehicle and cigarette smugglers

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) have once more intercepted motor vehicles, including a luxury SUV, from being smuggled out of the...

SARS seizes drugs worth R21 million

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has seized narcotics with an estimated R21 million street value, it said on Thursday. Narcotics busts of...

R500k worth of illicit cigarettes intercepted in Limpopo

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) intercepted a truck transporting illicit cigarettes worth over R500 000 at Groblers Bridge in Limpopo. ...

Illicit trade of cigarettes declines

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The South African Police Service says the illicit trade of cigarettes is starting to stabilise and decline. During 2013/14 and 2014/15 period, illicit...

Hawks clamp down on illicit cigarettes

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The Hawks in Limpopo have made two swoops in the illegal cigarettes trade in the province. Four suspects were arrested at the weekend...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...