Man caught with counterfeit products in sting operation

2011-06-28 00:00

IN a combined sting operation last night by the Pietermaritzburg Crime Intelligence and Crime Prevention units, 128 cases of illegal Dullahs cigarettes, Kamagra tablets (a substitute for Viagra) and illegal creams with a street value of R3 million were confiscated.

Police, acting on a tip-off, monitored a Indian national in the CBD area before pouncing on him and seizing 90 cartons of the illegal cigarettes as well as the creams and tablets.

On further investigation, police discovered another 128 master cartons each holding 50 cartons of cigarettes, several hundred packs in blister packs of four, in a warehouse in Howick.

The cream, Lenovate, is an illegal skin lightener.

The suspect has been detained by police and is to appear in the magistrate’s court this morning.

In another bust earlier yesterday by the same units, a Malawian national was arrest in Imbali Unit 13 with counterfeit DVDs and CDs worth R2 500.

He was fined R1 900 by members of the Recording Industry of South Africa.

His equipment and computers, valued at more than R200 000, and a vehicle worth R80 000 were confiscated by the police.

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