The Visible policing members attached to Saps Waterval outside Makhado received a tip off while conducting the COVID-19 operation on Monday, 17 August 2020 about the illicit cigarettes that were being distributed around Valdezia Village at about 18:00.
The Police immediately followed the information and subsequently, managed to seize illicit cigarettes with the street value estimated of two hundred thousand rands (R200. 000) that were found in an abandoned house at the village. The suspects were not found on the scene.
The Acting station commander, Captain Robert Makhuvele applauded the sterling job by police and encouraged more commitment in the fight against the mushrooming of illicit cigarettes in Waterval Policing area.