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Fake goods worth R2.5bn seized in clampdown

2011-12-29 18:00

Johannesburg - Police have prevented contraband and counterfeit goods worth more than R2.5bn from entering South Africa in the past three months.

"From October to date, the South African Police Service and our counterparts from other government departments have prevented a variety of counterfeit goods valued at over R2.5bn from entering South Africa," national spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo said in a statement on Thursday.

Five people were arrested. The confiscated goods included perfume, cigarettes, clothes, shoes, and electronics.

"The operations at our ports of entry formed part of festive season operations to primarily focus on the proliferation of counterfeit goods as we approached the festive period," said Naidoo.

Comments
  • spartanx93 - 2011-12-29 18:11

    guessing most of this items are coming from the land of the bamboo curtain.....

      John - 2011-12-29 22:49

      Welcome chinese ships, full of scrap goods and rats, with New Year's Eve fireworks and rockets! We have to support the Chinese People against the Oppression, Exploitation, and Genocide of the Chinese Communist Party. Also we have to support Tibet and Xinjiang against the Occupation, Tirany, Oppression, Exploitation and Genocide of the Chinese Communist Party. Chinese settles, policemen, troops must leave. Tibet for Tibet! Xinjiang for Xinjiang! We have to be militant against the Chinese Communist Party, Ban it, Sanction it, Boycott it. And the government too. Welcome chinese ships, full of scrap goods and rats, with New Year's Eve fireworks and rockets!

  • Comrade - 2011-12-29 18:18

    Made in China MADE IN CHINA ... CHINESE ..Made In China. CHINA Made in CHINA Made in China MADE IN CHINA ... CHINESE ..Made In China. CHINA Made in CHINA .. Made in China MADE IN CHINA ... CHINESE ..Made In China. CHINA Made in CHINA

  • ubhejane - 2011-12-29 18:24

    Great!!!!!!!!!! Have big dogs bite them to death. If they can have a death penalty, then we should invent our own version of it that won't get the fans of our wonderful constitution hysterical.

  • Kate - 2011-12-29 18:49

    Ah, must be Juju's new clothing range

      Hunter - 2011-12-29 18:53

      With that price tag - you're probably right.

      Comrade - 2011-12-30 11:59

      Kate lost its sense of humour. please call me if you locate it.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-29 18:57

    I am always amazed by stories on counterfeit goods. Are they only couterfeit when entering the country through our ports and become authentic after they entered the country? There are many counterfeit goods in the shelves and I've never seen any measure to stop these people from selling counterfeit goods. Is this because most of them are Chinese?

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-29 18:57

    I am always amazed by stories on counterfeit goods. Are they only couterfeit when entering the country through our ports and become authentic after they entered the country? There are many counterfeit goods in the shelves and I've never seen any measure to stop these people from selling counterfeit goods. Is this because most of them are Chinese?

  • Wes - 2011-12-29 19:20

    When are they going to seize our fake government

  • Kevin - 2011-12-29 21:45

    The Chinese and the Chineses citizens who make up a substantial proportion of the industrialists in the far east other than chinese couldn't care a fig about intellectual property rights. They dont care fig about rendering animals and sea creatures extinct, and they could give a damn about how the world conducts business. They also couldn't give a fig about human rights and are anti democracy and an independent judiciary. Its time to boycott Chinese products.

  • Irvin - 2011-12-30 04:40

    big ups to the operations.may they be followed by successfull prosecutions not excussess of lack of evidence as with most of the cases

  • beryl.knipe - 2011-12-30 06:17

    If the goods were "seized" where are the goods now? Who's got all the stuff and what are "they" going to do with the goods?

  • comurray - 2011-12-30 08:32

    Does the government now export these counterfeit goods to central Africa at a huge profit to be able to purchase the best lubricants for the gravy train's wheels????????????

  • garyptrsn - 2011-12-30 09:17

    Why don't they just raid all the little R5 Shops & all the China Town malls? Their crappy goods are sold legally. Good Price.

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