Two suspects were expected to appear in the Phalala Magistrate’s Court outside Lephalale earlier this week after they were arrested in connection with the confiscation of illicit creams and lotions worth more than R3 million at Grobler’s Bridge port of entry on Sunday.
Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe indicated that the suspects are aged 37 and 44 years and was travelling in a truck entering the country from Botswana.
The driver was instructed to pull into the inspection bay but drove off. Authorities gave chase and escorted the vehicle back to the border post where it was searched, according to Ngoepe.
During the process boxes of 64 512 tubes of Betasol creams, 7 200 tubes of Betasol lotion,
2 400 tubes of Epiderm lotion, 5 200 containers of extra clear lotion and 92 000 weight loss tablets were confiscated.
The origin of the products is still being investigated.
Story: RC Myburgh