Counterfeit sneakers worth over R5m confiscated

Some of the bags of sneakers police confiscated.

KARINO – An officer of Phoenix Security lay in wait at the Nkomazi Toll Plaza on Tuesday evening, following a tip-off regarding a truck with counterfeit goods.

He spotted the truck and notified SAPS’ White River K-9 Unit. They waited at Karino and requested the driver pull over and let them search the cargo.

READ: Smugglers caught with R1m’s counterfeit shoes

Counterfeit sneakers worth over R5 million were found hidden behind crates. A 33-year old was arrested and the illicit goods confiscated.

The truck was reportedly heading to Johannesburg via Mbombela.

The suspect will appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court today on a charge of possession of counterfeit goods.

In August, Komatipoort police officers found counterfeit sneakers worth over R400 000, after following a tip-off. Read about it here.

Corridor Gazette

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