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Counterfeit clothing and shoes worth millions of Rands seized

Aug 29, 2018
Counterfeit clothing and shoes worth millions of Rands seized

In their endeavours to create a safe, secure and crime free environment that is conducive for social and economic stability, female SAPS employees from Nqura Sea Port proved their strength when they confiscated counterfeit clothing and shoes worth millions of rands.
 
"It is alleged that on Tuesday, the members acted on information received and swooped in on a local retail store in Uitenhage," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"On inspecting the branded clothing and shoes, they established that the goods worth over R3 million were counterfeit."
 
She said that the items were seized after it was verified by a specialist in the field of counterfeit goods. 

"No one was arrested and no case opened."
 
The Acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll, has applauded the members on their prompt response to the information as well as the confiscation of the counterfeit goods.

“We are resolute in our stance on clamping down on contraband and counterfeit goods which is posing a considerable blow to our economy. These types of operations will continue and we appeal to the community not to buy fake products, but instead to report such retailers to the police,” added Brig Koll.
 
Information may be provided either voluntarily or anonymously and callers may contact Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211. 
 
Photograph attached of the team with some of the confiscated goods.