Johannesburg raids net R7m in fake goods
Johannesburg - Counterfeit goods with an estimated street value of R7m have been seized in an operation in downtown Johannesburg, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said on Friday.
The goods were confiscated from shops and vendors in several streets of the city on Thursday, Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay said.
"I cannot reveal the types and brands of the seized goods at this stage," he said.
The operation, dubbed Operation Festive Season, was a joint exercise by the SA Police Service, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), Johannesburg metro police, Sars and customs officials.
Gauteng provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said police and army members searched people and raided shops.
"The aim of involving the SANDF was to assist the police in combating the trade of counterfeit goods," he said.
No arrests were made.
The operation started late last year.