Two suspects, a man (39) and a woman (37), were intercepted during a stop and search operation executed by the Hawks Nelspruit-based Commercial Crime Investigation, SAPS Komatipoort and Customs on Wednesday, 1 March 2023 for illegal possession of Counterfeit goods at the Lebombo Port of entry, driving with a Freightliner truck.
While the team was engaged in the specialised stop and search operation, they stopped a truck with a male driver and a female passenger who was driving from Mozambique to the Republic of South Africa. Upon the search in the truck, they found counterfeit goods with an estimated street value of R 800 000-00.
The truck and trailers were confiscated and taken to the Customs Warehouse at Komatipoort for safekeeping due to the proceeds of a crime.
The Counterfeit Goods were also taken to the warehouse and counted in. The suspects are detained pending their first appearance at Komatipoort Magistrate Court on Friday, 3 March 2023. Investigation continues.
Suspects due to appear in court for contravention of Customs Act, possession of counterfeit goods https://t.co/DxAMvNDtwR#ArriveAlive #CounterfeitGoods @SAPoliceService @TruckAndFreight pic.twitter.com/9H2Z6eGKSQ
— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) March 3, 2023