Johannesburg raids net R7m in fake goods

2012-01-13 21:00

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.

  • sh.fish1 - 2012-01-13 21:25

    we hope its all for the good reasons...

      John - 2012-01-13 21:45

      So How About Deporting the Illegal Immigrants?

  • Robi - 2012-01-13 21:44

    Buy from Chinese industry, only the taxi bosses in Noord will undress you. And buy from Durban imported cars, the state will take away your vehicle

  • Craig - 2012-01-13 22:43

    Yea right. In 6 hours the police were able to count the value of stock found on the JHB streets today was over 7 million.Oh please, get your a better spin doctor or be realistic and say it was a hundred or three houndred thousand. That we might believe not this crap number you trying to tout to make yourselves look like you did JHB a favor.

  • wellington.chagonda - 2012-01-14 02:31

    only goods taken and no arrests made,going to see too many pple wearing fake nike regalia

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