GROBLERSBRUG — A truck (registration number AJD 9418 ZM) that seemed suspicious, was stopped by a member of SAPS Groblersbrug Border Post on Wednesday 25 April and a huge discovery was made.
The truck was referred to the ramp inspection area for a full search and the driver, a Zambian national, indicated that the truck is empty and that he had nothing to declare.
However, during the search the member of SAPS noticed a concealed compartment in the floor of the trucks loading bin. Upon opening the concealed compartment it was found that the compartment is full of illicit creams (extra clear lightening cream).
A case of the Illegal smuggling of Illicit creams into the RSA from Zambia via Botswana was opened at Tom Burke SAPS.
Maimbolwa Maimbolwa (31), a Zambian national, was arrested and 1 166 containers of illicit creams with the estimated value of R84 000 and a Volvo FL10 Truck to the estimate value of R480 000 were confiscated and detained in Tom Burke SAPS. The goods and the truck were later handed over to Customs Groblersbrug for detention.