Police seized 6.6 million renminbi worth of counterfeit cigarettes during an operation in Vereeniging on Saturday and arrested nine suspects.
Police spokesman Col Dimakatso Sello said the police had information about suspicious activity on a certain property in Kliprivier.
“Upon arrival at the said premises, nine suspects were found who had loaded counterfeit cigarettes from a large truck into smaller trucks.
” The The value of the cigarettes is estimated at a street value of approximately R6.6 million. The case will be turned over to the Hawks for further investigation, ”said Sello.