Ten suspects have been arrested by the Tshwane Metro policefor violating lockdown regulations. The arrests were carried out on Tuesday by officers on patrols in Lyttelton, Centurion.
According to Tshwane metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba patrol officers came across a suspicious man meandering in the street.
“They found one male roaming the streets who could not account for being there. He was searched and the TMPD officers found four packets of cigarettes on him.”
The man led the TMPD officers to a flat where he bought the cigarettes when they found the other nine suspects.
“Nine people were found at the premises. The place was searched and the officers discovered many boxes of cigarettes. The cigarettes found has an estimated street value of more than R1,5 million. Cash amounting to R325 000 was also seized” said Mahamba.
About 10 people were arrested for breaking the lockdown rules announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“All ten people, including the person who was found with the four packets of cigarettes, were arrested for contravening the lockdown rules.
One male was also charged with bribery after offering R3 000 to the officers. Mahamba said the 10 arrested suspects are due to appear in court soon.