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Police intercept counterfeit items destined for Port Elizabeth, suspect arrested

By Afikile Lugunya - Oct 27, 2017
Police intercept counterfeit items destined for Port Elizabeth, suspect arrested

Safety in the Nelson Mandela Bay continues to be a priority of the South African Police Service, as a 27-year-old man was arrested on Friday with a vehicle loaded with counterfeit goods. The goods were seized and the man was arrested.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge, the vehicle was spotted by Kikelbos police when they were patrolling the N2 leading in and out of the Nelslon Mandela Bay.

“This was a white Toyota Quantum panel van driven without registration plates, it was pulled off and after conducting the search a suspicoious cargo items were found inside the vehicle.

“The vehicle was taken to Kikelbos station where the cuctom officials identified that those were counterfeited items with an estimated value of R200 000,” Beetge said.

Beetge said that the goods include 180 boxes of sanitary pads and 29 boxes of yeast.

He added that these counterfeits were being transported from Johannesburg to the Nelson Mandela Bay.

A charge of possession of counterfeited goods was made and the 27-year-old man is expected to appear in Alexandria Magistrates Court on Monday.

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