Three men arrested for illegally crossing Zim border to SA

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

Three men have been arrested for illegally crossing the border from Zimbabwe into South Africa with a truck full of tobacco valued at R3 million, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department said on Wednesday.

JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the Metro crime prevention unit, along with the South African Police Services’ Crime Intelligence division arrested the men after following them from the N1 in Midrand.

“According to information received the truck was on its way to deliver the tobacco valued at about R3 million to a company in Gauteng.”

The suspects were currently in custody at the Brackendowns police station and would be appearing in the Palmridge Magistrates Court soon on charges including tax evasion.


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