- A horse-and-trailer truck filled with counterfeit goods travelling from Mozambique into South Africa has been seized
- MEC Faith Mazibuko recently headed to Twitter to share the news and pictures of the fake products
- Meanwhile, many locals headed to the busy comment section to share their thoughts on the big haul
Minister Faith Mazibuko recently headed to Twitter to share that a truck along with a large container filled with counterfeit goods that travelled from Mozambique into SA were seized by the South African Police Service at a warehouse in Crownmines, Johannesburg yesterday.
"A horse and trailer truck from Mozambique and a 40 feet container, both filled with bales containing counterfeit branded bags, purses, shoes, perfumes, etc, were confiscated by SAPS VISPOL members at a warehouse in Crown Mine last night. 8 suspects were arrested," she tweeted.
Meanwhile, many locals headed to the comment section to share their thoughts on the matter. Read a few of their comments below:
"Thanks to the SAPS VISPOL, but something is wrong here, from the LeBombo border post, which has officials from, SARS, SAPS etc. To Gauteng which is about +_ 500 km, with weigh bridges all the way, no one was able to pick it up, something is horribly wrong"
"MEC if ur serious about fighting this criminality, go & close down all Ethiopians, Chinese & Somalian shops around Joburg CBD, they're selling counterfeit goods, it's very painful to see Our brothers & Sisters losing their Jobs bcs of counterfeit goods"
"You are doing good work Mme comrade, we also want to hear about court dates appearances and convictions, because we have realised with Bushuri's case that it also possible for these criminals to evade the law once they are arrested."
Briefly.co.za also reported that a video of a Ford Ranger found on the back of a truck at the Komati Border has gone viral on social media. The suspects involved had attempted to hide the vehicle underneath a load of traditional brooms in a bid to carry the stolen bakkie into Mozambique.
The South African Police Service has confirmed that a manhunt has been launched for a suspect after the vehicle was stolen:
"Police at the border were busy with their duties when they noticed a suspicious white One Turner Truck with Mozambican registration number plate fully loaded with traditional brooms.
"The members became concerned and were convinced that there might be something sinister about the truck. The driver was not available and members got information that he had gone to SARS offices to complete certain documents required when crossing the border with goods."
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