PICTURES| Pakistan national arrested for R3 Million worth of fake goods and bribery

The National Counterfeit Goods Unit led an integrated operation in Midrand on Thursday, 16 May 2024, resulting in the seizure of counterfeit goods valued over R3 million and the arrest of a Pakistani national for bribery.

Pakistan national arrested

The operation involved the National Counterfeit Goods Unit, Commercial Crimes Detectives, South African Revenue Services (SARS) officials, Brand Protectors, Crime Prevention Wardens, and Private Security.

They executed a search and seizure warrant at a local shopping centre, confiscating over 4000 counterfeit items including sports apparel, shoes, cellphones, cellphone accessories, Bluetooth speakers, and earphones.

During the raid, a Pakistani national attempted to bribe officials and was arrested.

Last week, the Unit, alongside Brand Protectors, seized counterfeit petroleum oil worth over R200,000 in Monavoni, near Centurion, arresting four Zimbabwean nationals.

These actions are part of a series of successful operations by the National Counterfeit Goods Unit across the country over the past six months.

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