Limpopo cop bust with illicit cigarettes granted R1,000 bail

The Polokwane Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Thursday granted Sgt Maimela Hezekiel Mailula bail of R1,000 after his look for possession of illicit cigarettes.

Maimela, 41, is stationed on the Beitbridge border put up.

His case was postponed till September four for additional investigation.

Mailula was arrested by his colleagues in Polokwane on Tuesday night time.

The police had been patrolling on the N1 close to Tweefontein after they stopped a blue Toyota Hilux bakkie pushed by the suspect in police uniform.

The car was searched and 20 packing containers of illicit cigarettes with the estimated worth of R350,000 had been found and confiscated.