R400m worth of Fake Gucci, Versace and Louis Vuitton Clothes Seized in Durban, SA "Worried" About Orders

R400m worth of Fake Gucci, Versace and Louis Vuitton Clothes Seized in Durban, SA "Worried" About Orders

  • Vigilant Durban police intercepted a suspicious container carrying fake designer goods
  • The police came across the container during a routine risk profiling assessment and found counterfeit goods worth R400 million
  • Many South Africans took to social media to share their thoughts about the big bust, while others cracked jokes about their "orders" being delayed

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DURBAN - South African Police Services officers cracked down on criminal elements at an Isipingo, Durban depot on Wednesday, 11 May.

Durban police confiscate fake designer goods
R400 million worth of designer goods seized in Durban, Gucci, Versace, Louis Vuitton
Source: Facebook

Durban police confiscate fake designer goods before they hit the streets

The police spotted a vessel and proceeded to intercept a container carrying "high-end luxury" items worth R400 million during a routine risk profiling.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Col Robert Netshiunda told TimesLIVE that the police noticed that the vessel at a depot in Isipingo had suspicious details.

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Some of the goods confiscated include brands such as Gucci, Versace, Louis Vuitton and more. The police found glasses, clothing items and sports merchandise.

Fake designer goods came from an Asian country

According to the SAPS website, the vessel that brought the counterfeit designer clothing to South Africa came from an Asian country. However, the police did not specify which country it was.

The police are now looking into where the clothes were going to be delivered to identify the intended recipients.

South Africans crack jokes about discovery of fake designer goods

On the SAPS Facebook page, South Africans shared their thoughts about the Durban police intercepting the container with counterfeit designer clothes. Many stated that the police should ensure that the clothing items are burnt and don't end up in the streets.

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Others cracked jokes about the whole bust.

Here are some comments:

Iggybaks Koikanyang said:

"They must be tonight because they'll go missing within a few weeks at the evidence room... That's how the drugs went missing."

Diepsloot jokes said:

"These Western countries are using us. How come they left their harbours, because I believe every ship leaves a country with the correct documentation."

Thapelo LeanoWarona Molebatsi said:

"As long as it's NOT our RGs, I'm cool with the bust! Big ups SAPS."

Ntate Mokoena said:

"The same police officers are going to resell the goods because in two weeks' time, they will be all over the CBDs of Cape Town and Joburg."

Durnian Pieters said:

"Now, how must I get my Gucci backpack? I got things to carry, SAPS."

Bezile Langa

"...what are we going to wear at Durban July?"

Oupa Khoza said:

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"My order and I already paid."

Docta Sphere said:

"I can't believe my order is there amongst those things. I won't heal..."

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Briefly News previously reported that there are some high-maintenance women out there who require a lot from a man. One lady proudly admitted that it takes a lot to impress her, and Mzansi men apparently do not have what it takes.

Twitter user @___missm_ shared a saucy snap of herself online and made it known that she is done with South African men as they apparently cannot give her what she needs.

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Lebogang Mashego (Current Affairs HOD) Lebogang Mashego runs the Current Affairs desk. She joined the Briefly News team in 2021. She has 6 years of experience in the journalism field. Her journalism career started while studying at Rhodes University, where she worked for the Oppidan Press for 3 years. She worked as a lifestyle writer and editor at W24 and Opera News. She graduated with a BA degree majoring in Journalism and Media Studies in 2017. She's a recipient of the INMA Elevate Scholarship. Email: lebogang.mashego@briefly.co.za

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