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5 October 2021 – Destruction of illicit cigarettes valued at R20m

5 October 2021 – Destruction of illicit cigarettes valued at R20m

5 October 2021 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) through its Customs division, will destroy an illicit consignment of 1032 cartons of cigarettes valued at R20-milliion that was seized at the Durban harbour.

Customs officers inspected the consignment and found that the cigarettes did not comply with the legal requirements such as inclusion of the SA diamond stamp on the packaging and that the health warnings were not in English. It was also established that importer’s details were fictitious.

The destruction will take on Thursday 7 October at 10am at the Durban Customs State Warehouse, Customs House, 1 Bay Terrace, Esplanade.

Media based in Durban who wish to attend the destruction should RSVP to [email protected]

 

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