By Augustine Ehikioya
Cracking down on illegal importation into the country, South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) have confiscated goods worth R1,698,784.00.
The goods included cigarettes and a Ford Ranger Thunder.
The information was provided by Captain Moses Semono of the Joint Tactical Headquarters, Limpopo. It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
He said “The past weekend has been a very eventful one for the South African National Defence Force members deployed in Limpopo.”
Listing the confiscated items, he said “In the Broedery Farm Area, soldiers from 4 Artillery Regiment confiscated illicit cigarettes valued at R74,452.00.
“In the area between Echo 6 and 7 illicit cigarettes valued at R133,389.00 were also confiscated.
“At Poppalin Ranch R138,962.00 worth of illicit cigarettes were confiscated.
“At the Vula-Vala Gate area, massive illicit cigarettes were confiscated valued at R491,986.00.
“A Ford Ranger Thunder valued around R859, 995.00 was recovered/confiscated right at the Limpopo River near the Yellow Gate and Groenplaas.
“The South African National Defence Force members will continue to work tirelessly to curb these border criminal activities. The total monetary value of the successes is R1,698,784.00,” he added.