The Port Elizabeth Border Police and the Customs Control
officials in South Africa have intercepted three containers
The Customs officials noted irregularities on many items that
were in the containers when they examined the goods.
According to a South African Police report, Liquor, food
products, cosmetics and maize were among other things in
the containers. The cargo manifesto of the three containers
didn’t declare the liquor and also no permit or legal paperwork
could be produced for the import into this country. SAPS
disclosed that the liquor was described as beverages.
Police also estimated the alcohol to be approximately R1
million (N26m) and have opened a case of import of marine
products without a permit.
‘A docket has been opened in terms of the Liquor Act – illegal
importation of liquor without a permit. No arrests have been
made and the investigation is continuing,’ SAPS stated.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that the Department of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) recently
confiscated 328kg Nigerian stock fish and 319 kg of Nigerian