TZANEEN- The police in Tzaneen arrested a 55 year-old male and 38-year-old female, on Friday, November 27 at around 08:00 during the operation.
The team responded to a tip, where the police dog unit also responded swiftly to the intelligence report which led to the arrests of the female shopkeeper at Moleketla village and Spaza shop owner at Relela village. The spaza shops were raided and more than 13 cartoons of express royal cigarettes and two more cartoons of Renington gold were found and confiscated.
The second suspect was arrested thereafter as the operation continued, following the same lead at a neighbouring village of Relela, where 19 cartoons were also found and confiscated.
The two suspects are detained at Tzaneen police station pending further investigation.