Motorist jailed after he was caught with R1.75m en route Botswana

motorist - Motorist jailed after he was caught with R1.75m en route BotswanaA motorist who was caught in transit with masses of cash stashed in his boot has been sentenced to 5 years in jail.

The motorist was stopped when he was on his approach driving to Botswana from Gauteng.

Nicholas Fouche was convicted of fraud and sentenced by the Lephalale regional courtroom.

Hawks spokesperson, Capt Matimba Maluleke mentioned the 25-year-old was additionally served a suspended sentence of 4 years for cash laundering.

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He was nabbed on August 7 final yr after customs officers stopped him on the Stockpoort port of entry close to Lephalale.

“He was requested if he had something to declare to the customs officers earlier than crossing the border into Botswana and his response was that there was nothing to declare.”

Nonetheless, the officers had been persuaded to go looking his automobile “and to their astonishment, a stash of R1,750,000 money was discovered hidden inside a bag within the boot of his automobile.”

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Fouche appeared in courtroom a number of occasions on this matter.

The courtroom granted him R150,000 bail till he was discovered responsible of fraud on September 11.

He was sentenced on Tuesday.

The R1.75m has been forfeited to the state.

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