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Police Confiscate Counterfeit Goods Worth R26 Million in Joburg CBD Raids



R26 million bust

The law enforcement authorities of Gauteng have recently conducted a series of operations within the Joburg CBD, which is the central hub for selling illicit and counterfeit products. According to news24, over R26 million was seized in a raid. During the press brief, Lt. Col. Amanda van Wyk, representing the police authorities, stated that the operation had also revealed two bags of abandoned currency amounting to R40,000 and the arrest of 37 foreigners on Thursday.

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The application of multiple agencies, including SAPS, the Departments of Home Affairs, SARS, and Icasa, was a joint effort. To avoid selling fake electronic products, Van Wyk said the seized operations were 18 business hubs in Fordsburg, where law enforcement agents destroyed over 8,000 fake items. These concurred marks of counterfeit phone accessories, labels, and varied illegal electronic devices such as headphones, earphones, and Bluetooth speakers.

Inspectors confiscated R15 million worth of fake products in this locality on Wednesday. An arrest of one person in possession of counterfeit items, fabrication of the products, and dealing with them followed this.

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