Suspect trafficking illegal cigarettes arrested after police chase

11953059_1178072942219646_943694023200590366_nA 30-year-old man was arrested in Mohwadi after he was found in possession of illegal cigarettes to the value of R650 000-00.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday after he attempted to flee from traffic officers who were busy with routine operations on the road. A chase ensued and police assistance were called in. The suspect later abandoned his vehicle next to the road and attempted to flee but he was soon traced and arrested by members of the SAPS.

He is due to appear in the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court on Monday.