COPS in Makhado have found illicit cigarettes value at R821 582 after tip off by the community.
Limpopo cops spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the remarkable partnership between the Makhado Police and the Louis Trichardt community based crime prevention structures resulted in the discovery.
Ngoepe said the cops received a tip off from a community member about the illicit cigarettes stored in a house within the Louis Trichardt CBD.
A joint operation between the Makhado Police members and the Louis Trichardt Town Watch led by the Makhado SAPS Station Commander Colonel Nyelisani Mabatha was immediately activated and reacted swiftly .
He said the operation also resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old female suspect and recovered bags containing illicit cigarettes inside the garage.
Ngoepe said this is a clear indication that together, working hand in hand in the fight against crime, they can do more.
The suspect will appear before the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court soon.