DURBAN - A number of illegal vehicles were crushed today as part of a South African Revenue Service (SARS) clampdown on non-compliance in various sectors.
This followed a high visibility two-day operation in Durban and surrounding areas to tackle illicit trade by a number of different authorities, including SARS, SAPS, Immigration, Cross Border Road Traffic Agency and Ethekwini Metro Police.
The main focus of the operation was to clamp down on non-compliance relating to import/export of goods, smuggling of illegal substances and the illegal storage and movement of second hand goods.
It included roadblocks in high risk areas, physical inspections of containers, cargo, bonded warehouses, patrols, vehicle checkpoints, gate checks and vessel rummages.
Successes for the operation included :