The trade of counterfeit goods and contraband is unlawful and has a detrimental impact on the economic growth of the country hence the law enforcement agencies in Gauteng continue to destabilize the market of illicit trade of counterfeit goods.
On 14 November 2023, a team of members from Gauteng Commercial Crime, Visible Policing, Saturation Unit from Department of Traffic, Customs, Crime Prevention Wardens and Brand Protectors conducted an operation at Fordsburg in Johannesburg focusing on counterfeit goods.
Ten search and seizures were executed leading to the arrests of four suspects for illicit trade of counterfeit goods and one undocumented person.
The team proceeded to seize a large quantity of cellphone accessories which included batteries, chargers, headphones, cover and pouches.
The public is requested to report any criminal activities on the Crime Stop Line at 08600 10111 or give anonymous tip-offs on MySapsApp which can be downloaded on any smart phone.