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Pakistani National Arrested for Bribery during Police Raid



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A Pakistani national was detained in Midrand on Thursday for trying to bribe police of a task force that was arresting some people for selling fake products. IOL reports that the national counterfeit goods unit in the Gauteng police department reported they led an integrated operation, resulting in the counterfeit goods’ arrest worth over R3 million.

This joint operation involved all the Commercial Crimes Detectives staff, SARS (South African Revenue Service) officials, Brand Protectors, Crime Prevention Wardens, and private security. According to Lt. Colonel Amanda van Wyk, the police spokesperson, the team executed a search and seize order, and the shopping mall in Midland was the target of the operation.

Due to the mission’s effectiveness, over 4,000 counterfeit goods were confiscated, including copies of other individuals’ brands. This market included sportswear, shoes, cellphones, cellphone accessories, Bluetooth speakers, and earphones. He said, “During the operation, a Pakistani national attempted to bribe the officials and was subsequently arrested.”

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Last week, the law enforcers, the National Counterfeit Goods Unit and Brand Protectors of South Africa, in a joint investigation, recovered counterfeited petroleum oil worth over R200,000 and detained four people from Zimbabwe in a residential area close to Centurion in Monavoni. Wyk Van pointed out that these recent wins came after the takedown operations over the past six months in many parts of the country led by the National Counterfeit Goods Unit.


In early January, police in Cape Town took R5 million worth of illegal goods. They got everything from poor imitation of real clothing to watches and other apparel. The continuous strife of the National Counterfeit Goods Unit portrays the country’s long-term effort against the counterfeit goods market in South Africa.

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