A Parow shop owner has been arrested for selling cigarettes on Monday.

His stock of cigarettes, valued at close to R 90,000 was also seized.

Cape Town’s Law Enforcement officers were conducting a patrol when they stopped a man cycling.

He admitted to buying three packets of cigarettes, and led them to the shop, where the owner was taken into custody.

The cyclist was fined R 1,000 for breaking lockdown regulations.

The city’s Wayne Dyason, says 1,475 packets of cigarettes were found on the premises to the value of R87, 325.

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