A police raid in Rosettenville, Johannesburg yielded a R700,000 haul of fake goods on Thursday. Officers confiscated counterfeit clothes and other stolen goods.
Five men and a woman were arrested on Tuesday for producing counterfeit sanitary towels‚ shoe polish‚ food‚ condiments and other items.
National Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the police had discovered a factory and raided three properties in Hartswater‚ Northern Cape‚ on Tuesday after receiving a tip-off.
“Upon arrival‚ police discovered the goods as well as equipment used to manufacture these goods such as sanitary towels‚ shoe polish‚ food‚ condiments and other counterfeit items.”
National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole said: “Fake and counterfeit liquor products pose a serious risk to public health. In addition to the risk to public health‚ South Africa is losing tax revenue due to the illicit trade. Communities are urged not to buy counterfeit goods.”