Police within the Jap Cape confiscated counterfeit items, with an estimated worth of R1 469 700, throughout a joint operation at a mall in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
“Buying and selling in counterfeit items is likely one of the greatest threats to the financial order and development on this nation. Due to this fact, as legislation enforcement, each effort have to be made to clamp down on illicit counterfeit transactions,” spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu stated in a press release on Sunday.
The commander of Port of Ngqura, Colonel Christopher Zondi, obtained info of counterfeit items being offered at a store in a preferred mall within the Kabega Park policing space.
Counterfeit items value near R1.5m confiscated from a retailer in PE.
Counterfeit items value near R1.5m confiscated from a retailer in PE
Operation Seiskhona was subsequently activated and the police, accompanied by a consultant from the patent lawyer’s workplace, searched the store. Afterwards, counterfeit items, primarily perfumes and board video games, have been confiscated.
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A warning was issued to the shop supervisor for contravention of patent legal guidelines.
Provincial commissioner Lieutenant-Basic Liziwe Ntshinga welcomed the seizure and praised the swift motion of the police.
“Illicit buying and selling in counterfeit items threatens the funds affecting the financial system of the nation.
“The aim of reporting this info is to help legislation enforcement to mitigate and handle the risk. I encourage extra operations of this nature,” Ntshinga stated.