Tebogo Msimanga |
The Pre-Easter Clean Up Operation that was conducted in Musina policing area under Vhembe District resulted in the confiscation of counterfeit goods worth more than R4 million million rands at various shops in the Central Business District (CBD) on Thursday 30 March 2023.
Twenty suspects aged between 20 and 50 were arrested for various offences that included public drinking, non-compliance of Liquor Act and Contravention of the Immigration Act.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said the operation comprised external law enforcement agencies that included the members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Traffic police, SARS or Customs, LEDET, SAPRA ,IPR holders (Brand Owners ) and officials from the Department of Environmental Affairs.
“The operation reached a significant milestone following the confiscation of a large quantity of brand-new G4s security uniforms that were found stored at a Warehouse that was not authorized to be in possession of the items”.
Colonel Malesela said In addition, police confiscated counterfeit goods of clothes and shoes associated with, Mercedes Benz, BMW, RAW, Adidas, Nike, Jordan, Puma, Ellesse brands, Mercedes , Polo, Diesel ,Fabiano ,Kapa ,Fila and Lacoste brands including R30.000 worth of fake facial lotions.
The arrested suspects are expected to appear before the Musina Magistrate court soon facing various charges.