The Hawks say they have seized counterfeit automobile components and accessories value fifty percent a million rand, that have been currently being marketed to consumers as authentic Ford pieces.
On Friday, the Hawks raided companies in the Way of life Centre in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg. The raids have been preceded by a take a look at acquire of products in buy to obtain a search warrant.
#sapsHQ A large amount of vehicle areas had been seized on Thursday during a lookup and seizure disruptive procedure in line with the Counterfeit Products Act 37 of 1997 executed on 3 companies trading in the Way of living Centre in Johannesburg. MLhttps://t.co/uUwHJzBx9N pic.twitter.com/yUKfhqsoqM
— SA Police Services
(@SAPoliceService) May well 6, 2022
The Hawks say all through the research big portions of vehicle sections and add-ons bearing the Ford manufacturer and Brand were uncovered.
Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase states, “The goods worthy of a put together value of R500 000 were being seized and transported to the designated counterfeit goods depot pending the finalization of the felony and civil scenarios from the suspects. The suspected duo aged 25 and 29 will at the later phase be served with J175 summons to show up in court for contravention of the counterfeit merchandise Act.”
Earlier this 7 days, Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance expressed concern about the deluge of counterfeit goods into the nation declaring this threatens the economy.
As a outcome, the committee claimed it will embark on an oversight check out to 3 main ports of entry.
The committee will go to OR Tambo Intercontinental Airport, Beitbridge border and the Durban Harbour to conduct an inspection of the South African Profits Company (SARS)’s tailor made obligations.
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