A man was arrested at a COVID-19 roadblock in Gauteng when he attempted to “smuggle” his girlfriend out of Gauteng, MEC for safety and community Faith Mazibuko said.

Mazibuko said the car was stopped and searched at a roadblock on the N12 on Friday.

When officers asked the man to open his boot, they found the woman inside, she said.

He was travelling without a permit.

Mazibuko said the woman was also arrested because “she consented to be smuggle

"A man was arrested at the N12 roadblock on Friday, 17 April, for attempting to smuggle his girlfriend out of GP to MP, without a permit.

Law enforcement asked the man to open the boot to search, they found a lady inside.
She was also arrested, she consented to be smuggled."