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Counterfeit goods worth millions confiscated in Port of Ngqura

Counterfeit goods worth millions confiscated in Port of Ngqura


Eastern Cape police have seized counterfeits goods worth an estimated R45 million after a container was seized in the Port of Ngqura outside Port Elizabeth.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Sibongile Soci, said the find was made on 28 June following a search of a container on a vessel by Border Police, Customs Officials and an agent representative.

She said the counterfeit goods included knock-offs of Tommy Hilfiger belts, Gucci handbags, Smooth Pens, Swiss Gear backpacks and branded watches.

Soci said the counterfeit goods were seized and handed to Customs and Excise officials.

  • 7200 branded sunglasses valued at R10 800 000.00
  • 960 Tommy Hilfiger belts valued at R960 000. 00
  • 52 000 Smooth pens valued at R104 000. 00
  • 360 Swiss Gear backpacks valued at R360 000. 00
  • 400 Gucci sling bags valued at R3 600 000. 00
  • 1 413 branded watches valued at R29 729 400. 00

Picture: Stock photo online

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