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Foreign Nationals Arrested in Lenasia for Selling Cigarettes During COVID-19 Lockdown

May 03, 2020

Three foreign nationals have been arrested in Lenasia for selling cigarettes during the COVID-19 lockdown.

It’s understood members of Soweto Flying Squad received information of the trio violating the regulation on Saturday.

MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko says the foreign nationals were carrying boxes containing cigarettes after exiting a building in the suburb.

“The two were questioned and confirmed to have bought the cigarettes. On further investigations members found more boxes in the premises. The three foreign nationals were placed under arrest. All the cigarette boxes were confiscated to be booked. One of them will be charged with bribery, he was offering R30 000 to the police.”

The sale of cigarettes is prohibited under Level 4 of the lock down regulations.

Faizel Patel 

(Twitter: @FaizelPatel143)

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