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Five arrested, 168 packets of contraband cigarettes confiscated

Police have arrested five Zimbabwean nationals after they were found in possession of illicit tobacco at Oodi Village.

Speaking to The Voice Online, Assistant Police Commissioner Dipheko Motube said the raid was conducted in the early hours yesterday following a tip-off.

He said the suspects were found in possession of 168 packets of Remington Gold cigarettes suspected to have been smuggled from Zimbabwe.

"The suspects are facing another charge of over staying in Botswana. Sale of tobacco is currently suspended by the government in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. We app...

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