NC police pounce on R77m counterfeit factory

Police in the Northern Cape on Wednesday said a counterfeit factory valued at around R77 million was closed down following a sting operation

According to a statement, the K9 unit were following up on leads regarding the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of foods and other goods.
“Police found goods of well-known branded spices, baking powder, instant yeast, sanitary towels, shoe polish and other counterfeit items. Police also confiscated the machinery used for the alleged manufacturing and packaging of the goods,” the statement said.
“Brand protectors and other experts collected goods for storage at the state warehouse in Pretoria, where sample testing will be done.”

READ MORE: Drugs worth over R30m seized at OR Tambo

Officers arrested five men and a women at various houses in the area in connection with the illicit activities at the factory.
– African News Agency