This weekend, police together with brand-holders executed a search warrant at China Multiplex storage facilities in the Johannesburg CBD and confiscated a consignment of different products and brands. Follow-up operations saw police search more storage units where police confiscated a lot more goods that include the usual clothing and shoes of different sports and luxury brands.
The monetary value of the confiscated goods is estimated at R14,2 million pending final confirmation by the brand holders.
No suspects have been arrested; while police are continuing with nivestigations.
With these consecutive multi-million rand confiscations, Police believe the purposeful shift from focusing on illegal traders to focusing on the manufacturing and distribution points, is yielding success as at this point, operations have led to the shutting down of a number of manufacturers and points of supply especially in Johannesburg CBD.