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SARS DETAINS SUSPECTED ILLEGAL CIGARETTES WORTH R18-MILLION IN JOHANNESBURG

Pretoria, Tuesday 21 February 2017 – SARS Customs & Excise officials detained 16, 6 million suspected illegal cigarettes with a commercial value of R18-million in Johannesburg on Friday, 17 February 2017.
 
A total of 1647 master cases of suspected illegal cigarettes were consequently detained pending further investigation. The possible duties in respect of these cigarettes amounts to approximately R11 million.
 
SARS investigations in this matter are still in progress.