The SAPS has confirmed that huge counterfeit goods have been recovered after which suspects found in the possession of those goods have been fined in Potchefstroom, the North West province.
Police collaborated with businesses around the Walter Sisulu premises, brand managers, Lombard streets as well as others around the Taxi Rank.
During the police visit to those sites, the SAPS managed to seize counterfeit goods to the value of R750,000, where 15 business owners were each given fines of R5000 for contravening Sections 1 and 2 of the Counterfeit Goods Act, 1997(Act 37 of 1997).
Clothing, shoes, boosters, tablets and many other items were recovered by police.
Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, Provincial Commissioner in the North West province has congratulated members of law enforcement for their success in keeping counterfeit goods out of the market.
He further made an appeal to business owners never to sell counterfeit goods as this unlawful illicit economic activity is sure to lend anyone engaging in it into trouble with the law.