The contraband was loaded on a Nissan UD truck, Mercedes Benz Sprinter and a Mandeep bus.
Three people who had been made to pay duty amounting to $33 598.35 were arrested.
The development was confirmed by national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi. He said:
Household goods, building material and groceries worth R 155 562,19 were recovered. The suspects were referred to customs where they paid $33 598.35 duty for the goods. Three vehicles were carrying these goods.