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What’s really going on in Mzansi? counterfeit goods with a value of no less than R1 billion were discovered at the Durban harbour on Thursday morning.
COUNTERFEIT GOOD NABBED AT DURBAN HARBOUR
As confirmed by the KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala, the illegal act was in operation for a full year.
The seizing of counterfeit goods worth R1 bn was captured on a video that quickly went viral on social media.
Police officers are seen at the Bayhead Port Terminal where a large container is opened to reveal the illegal cargo.
The officers are heard confirming that the first box from the Counterfeit goods at the Durban harbour carried perfumes.
Check out the video footage from the scene:
— Thabiso Goba (@ThabisoGoba2) January 13, 2022
KZN SUSPECTS CAUGHT TAMPERING WITH TRANSNET INFRASTRUCTURE
In other regional news, a firearm and vehicle were confiscated when police arrested two suspects for tampering with Transnet infrastructure between Mooi River and Howick on Wednesday.
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala said officers from Nottingham Road police station were patrolling Curry’s Post Road in eThekwini when they spotted a suspicious vehicle next to a Transnet pipeline.
“The police officers requested for backup and police officers from the Highway Patrol together with private security officers immediately responded,” said Gwala.
According to the police report, it was established that the suspects allegedly tampered with the pipeline and forced a valve open.
Two men – aged 31 and 33 – were arrested for damaging and tampering with essential infrastructure. They appeared in the Howick Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
A firearm and vehicle were seized by the police for further investigation.
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