The Hawks said on Wednesday that a well-known television actor was arrested in connection with trafficking in illegal cigarettes.
“A 44-year-old soap opera actor was arrested in Limpopo on Wednesday along with four other suspects, aged between 38 and 42,” said Falcons spokesman Matimba Maluleke.
The man’s name was not disclosed.
“Hawks officials received a tip about suspects illegally selling cigarettes at a taxi rank in Polokwane (Pietersburg). An operation was performed early in the morning and the five people were caught with cigarettes, ”Maluleke added.
The officers seized 45 cartons of Remington Gold cigarettes worth R12 000 and R9 861 in cash.
“The suspects are expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of violating the Customs and Excise Act and illegal cigarette trafficking.”