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SARS seizes R10 million worth of illicit cigarettes

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Illicit cigarettes that were declared as tissue paper worth R10 million have been seized by South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials. In a statement...

SARS seizes illicit cigarettes worth R6 million

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has seized illicit cigarettes from a number of Cape Town traders valued at R6 million. The SARS Customs National...

SARS destroys 2 000 illicit cigarette boxes worth R17.4 million

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The South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) efforts to rid the country of illicit cigarette trade was on Tuesday patently demonstrated when the revenue collector...

Border patrols net cigarettes, livestock and vehicles

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As always, the thin line of soldiers in camouflage continue to do their bit under trying circumstances, stopping stolen vehicles leaving South Africa and...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...