A well-known 44-year-old soapie actor from Limpopo was arrested on Wednesday along with four other suspects for dealing in illegal cigarettes.

According to Captain Matimba Maluleke, the Hawks received a tip-off about suspects who were selling illicit cigarettes at a Polokwane taxi rank.

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“An early morning operation was conducted wherein the five (5) suspects were caught red-handed with the contraband.

“The team seized 45 cartoons of Remington Gold cigarettes to the value of R12 000 as well as R9681 in cash,” Maluleke said.

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The suspects are expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for contravention of Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964 and dealing in illicit cigarettes.