EXPOSED: TJSA INVESTIGATION BLOWS ILLICIT CIGARETTE TRADE WIDE OPEN

EXPOSED: TJSA INVESTIGATION BLOWS ILLICIT CIGARETTE TRADE WIDE OPEN

Nationwide undercover investigation proves beyond doubt that the illicit cigarette trade is booming and brazen throughout South Africa

Vendors in mainstream retail outlets throughout the country are caught on camera selling established brands at prices that show taxes are not being paid

“I want a big box of 50 cartons, can you get?” – “Yeah”

Avalon Supermarket, Cape Town

“I want a big box of 50 cartons, can you get?” – “Yeah”

Avalon Supermarket, Cape Town

Vendors in mainstream retail outlets throughout the country are caught on camera selling established brands at prices that show taxes are not being paid

“Don’t worry about them. F**k the police.”

Lingkons, Cape Town

Shopkeepers fear no punishment and laugh in the face of the law

It’s robbing South Africans of R22 million a day – money desperately needed to save lives and salvage an economy ravaged by Covid-19 pandemic

R17.40 excise

R2.61 VAT

MINIMUM TAXES PAYABLE

R20.01 VAT

R17.40 excise

R2.61 VAT

Total Taxes R20.01

It’s robbing South Africans of R22 million a day – money desperately needed to save lives and salvage an economy ravaged by Covid-19 pandemic

“From Gauteng, a big truck … 400 cases, 500 cases. We can deliver to Cape Town.”

Badats Wholesalers, Johannesburg

Full report of investigation and hours of undercover footage have been handed to Government and police

TJSA demands a crackdown and sets out an urgent plan of action to stop this scourge

TJSA demands a crackdown and sets out an urgent plan of action to stop this scourge

WATCH THE DAMNING DOCUMENTARY HERE:

View extensive undercover footage and hear how the illicit cigarette trade is devastating our lives and finances.
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Our compelling dossier reveals how the big players in illicit trade have captured the mainstream market.
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