R2m groceries with fake labels seized

2013-02-12 22:27
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Johannesburg - Two Chinese men have been arrested in possession of R2m in groceries with fake labels, the Hawks said on Tuesday.

The men offered investigators a R60 000 bribe when they found the groceries and cosmetics - labelled as local brands - in a goods container at a house in Capital Hill, Midrand, at 16:00 on Tuesday, said Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko.

"It is understood that the goods were to be distributed in shops around Johannesburg. We believe that they were produced from another country," he said.

The men, in their early 30s, would appear soon in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on charges of possession of counterfeit goods and bribery.

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