Cash seized

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Bags of money were seized yes­ter­day from a KwaZulu-Natal man who was ar­rested on his way to the Mid­dle East.

The Pi­eter­mar­itzburg man was caught with at least R10 mil­lion in cash at Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The 38-year-old man was about to board a flight to the United Arab Emi­rates when cus­toms of­fi­cials im­pounded his two suit­cases.

Bri­gadier Neil Oliver, act­ing head of the Direc­torate for Pri­or­ity Crime (the Hawks), said the mat­ter was be­ing han­dled by the Hawks’ Se­ri­ous Com­mer­cial Crime Unit.

‘Our probe will be to de­ter­mine the trail and ori­gin of the money. We can­not rule out un­earthing il­licit ac­tiv­i­ties as we go along,’ he said.

The man is ex­pected to ap­pear in the Bel­lville Mag­is­trate’s Court to­day on charges of con­tra­ven­ing Sec­tion 15 of the Cus­toms and Ex­cise Act 91/1994, which re­lates to the fail­ure to de­clare items be­ing taken out of the coun­try.

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