Counterfeit goods worth millions of Rand seized in Joburg raids

Counterfeit goods worth millions seized in Joburg raids

Fake goods worth R15 million were seized during the police raids in the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) on Friday.

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The City of Johannesburg says in a statement, the raids form part of the ongoing O Kae Molao operation.

The operation was conducted in conjunction with the City’s Group Forensic and Investigation Services Department, the South African Police Service (SAPS), Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department  (JMPD) and the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

According to the statement, 13 undocumented persons were arrested during the raids.

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The office of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says the counterfeit goods include footwear, clothes and watches of well-known brands such as Adidas, Nike, Puma, Tom Ford and Gucci.

“We are committed to ensuring that we stop the rot in our inner city and make it a prosperous and inclusive place for our people to live work and play,” reads the statement.

Furthermore, the power supply was disconnected to four properties – where officials discovered illegal electrical connections.  were confiscated.

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