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Competition Commission spreads tentacles in fruit & veg crackdown

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Cape Town - The Competition Commission has extended its search and seizure operation involving fresh produce market agents to premises in Cape Town and Durban.

This follows a search and seizure operation carried out at premises of nine fruit and veg agents in Pretoria and Johannesburg on Thursday.

READ: Competition Commission raids fresh produce market 'cartel'

The agents, which serve as intermediaries between farmers and buyers of freshly produced fruits and vegetables in South Africa, are suspected of being involved in cartel conduct in contravention of the Competition Act.

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