Counterfeit king nabbed in Johannebsurg

2013-02-02 17:00

Johannesburg - An alleged kingpin operating in counterfeit goods in the West Rand was arrested in Westonaria on Saturday morning, Gauteng police said.

"Police arrested 15 suspects and recovered goods with a street value of R10m in the early hours of Saturday morning," spokesperson Captain Julia Claassen said.

She said the arrest followed a crime intelligence operation by the police in the Bekkersdal informal settlement.

"Seven properties were searched and police recovered illicit cigarettes and a range of counterfeit goods ranging from designer clothes, bags and sunglasses. Police also seized cash to the value of over R160 000."

The man, aged 34, and his 24-year-old wife were amongst those arrested and were charged under the tobacco controls act and the Counterfeit Goods Act.

Thirteen other men were arrested and charged under the illegal immigrants act.

All 15 are expected to appear in court soon, said Claassen.

  • osama.pascal - 2013-02-02 17:18


  • ivy.malema.3 - 2013-02-02 17:27

    Well done

  • anaska - 2013-02-02 17:36


  • deejay.rapea - 2013-02-02 18:04

    News like this makes one feel safe knowing the streets are being swept without us knowing there was dirt.

  • suerita.fortuin - 2013-02-02 18:31

    only the devil wears PRADA.. Some of us just cannot afford the real deal... We just can't.

  • dave.kofang - 2013-02-02 18:40

    Its foreigners again.When we start speaking the truth,we'll be accused of being xenophobic

      iNJBL - 2013-02-03 06:25

      Malema is South African though and so are the rest of them tender thieves. Point is the big fish raping our taxes and letting us blame small fish.

  • amanda.havengajordaan - 2013-02-02 19:02

    Well done SAPS NOTE to journalist. Johannesburg and Westonaria is approximately 70km apart, I do not think you can use Johannesburg in your heading?

  • kswanepoel - 2013-02-02 19:19

    Just wish to know where in the World is Johannebsurg? LOL! Nevertheless, about time Criminals are all nabbed and sentenced, including Government Officials!

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-02-02 19:53

    I love it catchem red handed?? these lazy clever f~~-cker's ride the streets like kings ~sit boy's??

  • rory.n.price - 2013-02-03 11:45

    Ok let me guess Nigerian

  • prakash.singh.169 - 2013-02-03 11:54

    To the editor, why did you delete my comment?

  • Eterni80 - 2013-02-12 14:17

    oh, I thought they'd nabbed an Elvis impersonator...

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