R14,2 million worth of counterfeit goods confiscated at China Multiplex storage facilities in the Johannesburg CBD

PARKTOWN Shoe-polish, razor blades, hair extension pieces, hair-dye, skin lightening cream, deodorants, condoms, baking powder, yeast, spices, cigarettes, light bulbs, and viagra tablets are some of the products found and confiscated by police in the latest operations targeting counterfeit goods in the Province.

This weekend, police together with brand-holders executed a search warrant at China Multiplex storage facilities in the Johannesburg CBD and confiscated a consignment of different products and brands. Follow-up operations saw police search more storage units where police confiscated a lot more goods that include the usual clothing and shoes of different sports and luxury brands.

The monetary value of the confiscated goods is estimated at R14,2 million pending final confirmation by the brand holders.

No suspects have been arrested; while police are continuing with nivestigations.

This past Thursday 10 October 2019, police also confiscated sanitary towels and running shoes of counterfeit brands with a combined estimated value of R12 million in a storage facility in Sandringham after an initial operation in Cleveland the day before where police had found a Toyota Quantum loaded with sanitary towels estimated at R5 million.

With these consecutive multi-million rand confiscations, Police believe the purposeful shift from focusing on illegal traders to focusing on the manufacturing and distribution points, is yielding success as at this point, operations have led to the shutting down of a number of manufacturers and points of supply especially in Johannesburg CBD.

“While we acknowledge that we are not yet where we would like to be, it is important to commend the joint operations by the integrated law enforcement agencies in partnership with brand holders that will ultimately see law and order restored in our Province,” cited Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela.

In what is seen by the SAPS as a milestone in relation to enhancing relations between the community and the police, the Provincial Commissioner has also extended a special word of gratitude to the public whose tip-offs have led to many of these successful operations.

Source: South African Police Service

R14,2 million worth of counterfeit goods confiscated at China Multiplex storage facilities in the Johannesburg CBD

PARKTOWN Shoe-polish, razor blades, hair extension pieces, hair-dye, skin lightening cream, deodorants, condoms, baking powder, yeast, spices, cigarettes, light bulbs, and viagra tablets are some of the products found and confiscated by police in the latest operations targeting counterfeit goods in the Province.

This weekend, police together with brand-holders executed a search warrant at China Multiplex storage facilities in the Johannesburg CBD and confiscated a consignment of different products and brands. Follow-up operations saw police search more storage units where police confiscated a lot more goods that include the usual clothing and shoes of different sports and luxury brands.

The monetary value of the confiscated goods is estimated at R14,2 million pending final confirmation by the brand holders.

No suspects have been arrested; while police are continuing with nivestigations.

This past Thursday 10 October 2019, police also confiscated sanitary towels and running shoes of counterfeit brands with a combined estimated value of R12 million in a storage facility in Sandringham after an initial operation in Cleveland the day before where police had found a Toyota Quantum loaded with sanitary towels estimated at R5 million.

With these consecutive multi-million rand confiscations, Police believe the purposeful shift from focusing on illegal traders to focusing on the manufacturing and distribution points, is yielding success as at this point, operations have led to the shutting down of a number of manufacturers and points of supply especially in Johannesburg CBD.

“While we acknowledge that we are not yet where we would like to be, it is important to commend the joint operations by the integrated law enforcement agencies in partnership with brand holders that will ultimately see law and order restored in our Province,” cited Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela.

In what is seen by the SAPS as a milestone in relation to enhancing relations between the community and the police, the Provincial Commissioner has also extended a special word of gratitude to the public whose tip-offs have led to many of these successful operations.

Source: South African Police Service