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News24.com | KwaZulu-Natal police seize counterfeit clothing, sneakers worth R1.5m

KwaZulu-Natal police confiscated counterfeit goods worth around R1.5 million during an operation in Vryheid.

KwaZulu-Natal police confiscated counterfeit goods worth around R1.5 million during an operation in Vryheid.

KwaZulu-Natal
police have confiscated counterfeit goods worth around R1.5 million.

The
goods were seized during an operation involving the Zululand Task Team, the
Vryheid Trio Task Team and Crime Intelligence on Saturday morning.

The
team followed up on information about a bakkie that was transporting the goods
from Emanguzi to Newcastle, police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

“The
said vehicle was spotted travelling on the R33 Road in Vryheid and it was
intercepted. Upon searching the vehicle, police discovered 20 bales containing
counterfeit goods, such as takkies and T-shirts. The total value of the
recovered goods is estimated [to be] R1.5 million,” Gwala said.

A
34-year-old man was arrested for possession of counterfeit goods and he is
expected to appear in the Vryheid Magistrate’s Court on Monday.


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