Hawks raid uncovers counterfeit Ford Ranger products in Cape Town

Cape Town – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has its sights set on clamping down on counterfeit goods.

During an operation by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team, two warehouses were raided in the Brackenfell area in Cape Town.

According to the Western Cape spokesperson for the Hawks, Zinzi Hani, counterfeit goods to the value of over R552 000 were seized.

“The joint operation was carried out by the Hawks’ team based in Bellville in conjunction with the banking group.

“The team confiscated tons of Ford Ranger products. No arrest was effected during the raid.

“The illicit trade is a contravention of the Counterfeit Goods Act and Intellectual Property Rights Act. The evidence was placed in a storage facility for further investigation,” Hani said.

She said the investigation continues.

The provincial head of the Hawks, Major General Mathipa Makgato commended the operation.

“Counterfeit products have a negative impact on the economy and as law enforcement agencies, we will continue to work with our partners to take action against those who sell it,” Makgato said.

In a separate incident, the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit targeting counterfeit goods at Truck Zone in Alrode near Alberton, Gauteng proved successful.

The premises on Weyer Road had been under the surveillance of the Hawks.

During the search and seizure operation counterfeit industrial masking tape was seized.

“The integrated search and seizure operation was carried out with Addams & Addams Attorneys representatives. Pallets of counterfeit 3M industrial masking tapes predominantly used in the trucking industry were seized. They were uncovered in the warehouse. The illicit trade is a contravention of the Counterfeit goods Act and Intellectual property rights Act.

“The seized goods that are valued at a substantial amount of money have been inventoried, sealed and escorted to a designated depot to be preserved as evidence in the anticipated criminal and civil proceedings,” Hawks spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase said.

No arrests were made and the investigation continues.

robin.francke@inl.co.za

IOL

News Related

OTHER NEWS

World Cup 2022: MAJESTIC Mbappe sends champions into the quarters

Kylian Mbappé was at his majestic best as France swept Poland aside to reach the quarterfinals at World Cup 2022 in Qatar. LATEST: Kaizer Chiefs news France safely through to World ... Read more »

End of moratorium in the U.S. portends wave of evictions

Archive – New York City demonstration against evictions – JOHN MARSHALL MANTEL / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO Tenant protections linked to the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. are about to ... Read more »

Pele insists he is ‘full of energy’ amid cancer fight

Pele insists he is ‘full of energy’ amid cancer fight Pele insists he is “full of energy”. The three-time World Cup winner, 82, broke his silence after it was reported ... Read more »

Shanghai, other Chinese cities ease some COVID curbs

From Monday, Shanghai will no longer require a negative COVID test to ride public transport Several cities in China on Sunday eased some COVID restrictions, following the capital Beijing’s lead ... Read more »

Five injured, including employees, after vehicle crashes into convenience store in Westville

Durban – Five people were injured after a light motor vehicle crashed through the front of a popular convenience store at a local petrol station near the Pavilion shopping centre ... Read more »

Dua Lipa thinks women have been blocked from exploring ‘sexual and feminine’ sides

Dua Lipa thinks women have been blocked from exploring ‘sexual and feminine’ sides Dua Lipa thinks women have been blocked from exploring their “sexual and feminine” sides. The ‘New Rules’ ... Read more »

Durban beaches open for business

Durban beaches open for business DURBAN – Some of Durban’s beaches have been reopened and that’s good enough for the many people descending on the city’s shores for some summer fun in ... Read more »

WATCH: Stormers coach John Dobson ‘very disappointed’ about second half against Dragons

Cape Town – Despite securing a bonus point in the first half already, Stormers coach John Dobson said his team felt “a bit bad” about the second-half performance in Saturday’s ... Read more »

Mbappe magic overshadows France record as Giroud sticks it to Souness and company

France-striker-Olivier-Giroud-celebrates-his-goal-with-Kylian-Mbappe Graeme Souness’ mate Olivier Giroud became France’s record scorer on an evening which reinforced how the brilliant Kylian Mbappe will soon overtake him.   “I’m not his biggest fan. ... Read more »

Eastern Cape police arrest man, 43, for the alleged murder of his niece

Cape Town: Police in the Eastern Cape have arrested a 43-year-old man for the alleged murder of his 5-year-old niece on Saturday. Police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu said police were alerted ... Read more »

Temporary off-peak trains between Reunion and KwaMnyandu while infrastructure repair work continues

Durban — The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa in KwaZulu-Natal has introduced off-peak trains on the Umlazi corridor from Monday, December 5, 2022. In a statement, Prasa KZN said ... Read more »

Liverpool takeover: ‘Saudi-Qatari consortium’ prepare ‘initial £3.2bn bid’ and ‘are strong contenders’

Liverpool flag at Anfield According to reports, a ‘Saudi-Qarari consortium’ are preparing to submit an ‘initial £3.2bn bid’ to buy Premier League side Liverpool from Fenway Sports Group. FSG completed ... Read more »

The top 10 most expensive Formula 1 cars ever to be sold at auction

Ayrton Senna driving the MP4/8. Got a few spare million in the bank? Then you might consider adding a very special F1 item to your garage, but it’s going to ... Read more »

Traffic officer allegedly shoots girlfriend dead then turns gun on himself

Durban — A man and a woman were killed in a murder-suicide in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday night. IPSS Medical Rescue managing director Dylan Meyrick said that on Friday night, the ... Read more »

Bolivia warns that half of its indigenous peoples are at risk of extinction

File – File image of an indigenous man wearing the wiphala in Bolivia. – Gaston Brito/dpa The Bolivian government warned on Sunday that 18 of the 36 recognized indigenous peoples ... Read more »

Majestic Kylian Mbappe swings his boot and sends France into World Cup quarter-finals

Doha — Olivier Giroud’s record goal and Kylian Mbappe’s moments of sheer brilliance sent defending champions France into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 3-1 victory against Poland ... Read more »

‘Pray for Pele,’ says Brazil assistant coach Cesar Sampaio

Doha — Brazil’s assistant coach Cesar Sampaio on Sunday asked the footballing world to send its prayers to Pele as the icon receives treatment in hospital for a respiratory infection. ... Read more »

Brazil boss Tite hits out at ‘evil lies’ about Arsenal star; confirms Neymar ‘will play’ vs South Korea

Brazil head coach Tite Brazil head coach Tite hit out at the media on Sunday afternoon for spreading “evil lies” about the fitness Arsenal attacker Gabriel Jesus. The Arsenal star ... Read more »

Jukskei drownings: Death toll climbs to nine as search continues

The death toll in the Jukskei drownings has climbed to nine, after seven more bodies were found on Sunday morning, 4 December, eNCA reports. Seven bodies found on Sunday after ... Read more »

LIVE BLOG: Fifa World Cup, Day 15 - Kylian Mbappe sends France into quarter-finals

Welcome to day 15 of the Qatar World Cup. IOL Sport will bring you all the live updates from the biggest sports event on the planet! CHECK OUT THE FREE ... Read more »

Stronger laws, not blanket ban: NSPCA on pit bull ownership

A happy chappy pit bull. CAPE TOWN – The National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) said it would continue to oppose a blanket ban ... Read more »

Afghanistan: IS claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan Embassy

A guard was injured and some damage done to the building The “Islamic State” claimed responsibility for the attack on Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul, according to a statement by one ... Read more »

French-born Chabad rabbi ‘stuck’ in Israel by IDF for not enlisting

A young Haredi man outside the IDF enlistment office in Jerusalem Menachem Mendel Attel, a 25-year-old French citizen who serves as a rabbi and Chabad emissary in Grenoble, France, has ... Read more »

Official arrested over R4 million PPE tender

Johannesburg – According to the Investigating Unit (SIU), a senior Eastern Cape Education Department official, his wife, and a businessman have appeared at the Zwelitsha Magistrate’s Court on charges related ... Read more »

Watch: Santas paddle through Strasbourg in France

Frame About 15 Santas sail around Strasbourg to the delight of visitors and the curious. “We come from Paris to visit the Christmas market, to discover Strasbourg and we come ... Read more »

Submerged cars and flooded streets after heavy rain in Sicily

Residents cleaning mud from the streets. Rescue operations helped people trapped in submerged cars after Messina in Sicily was battered by heavy rain and flooding. In the S. Antonio district ... Read more »

Tottenham, Aston Villa given green light to sign Barcelona star for mind-boggling fee

Barcelona stars Jules Kounde and Franck Kessie Barcelona are ready to cash in on a player they signed only last summer and Tottenham and Aston Villa have both been linked ... Read more »

Wenger claims Germany’s early FIFA World Cup exit caused by “political demonstrations”

Wenger claims Germany’s early FIFA World Cup exit caused by “political demonstrations” Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made a startling claim that Germany’s FIFA World Cup group stage exit was ... Read more »

Rice ‘could leave in January’ after asking price for Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd target is revealed

England midfielder Declan Rice It has been predicted that Declan Rice “could leave in January” amid reports linking the West Ham and England star with Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd. ... Read more »

Body of a man discovered in Mount Edgecombe

Durban – The body of a man was discovered on Saturday afternoon by a passer-by in Mount Edgecombe, north of Durban. According to Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) spokesperson Prem ... Read more »

United Rugby Championship: Lions claim bonus-point victory over struggling Scarlets

Rugby – United Rugby Championship 2022/23 – Lions v Dragons – Ellis Park Stadium – Johannesburg The Lions picked up a 32-15 bonus-point win over the Scarlets in their United ... Read more »

Art dealer’s sale of aristocrat’s French masterpiece was not negligent, court rules

Art dealer’s sale of aristocrat’s French masterpiece was not negligent, court rules A London art dealer who advised a British aristocrat to sell an 18th century French masterpiece for a ... Read more »

Ramaphosa’s public image abroad affected following adverse findings in Phala Phala scandal inquiry

Johannesburg – Political analyst Lesiba Teffo says President Cyril Ramaphosa’s public image overseas has been negatively impacted by what the British media has described as the “farmgate scandal”. This comes ... Read more »

LIVE BLOG: Fifa World Cup, Day 15 - Record-breaking Olivier Giroud puts France in front

Welcome to day 15 of the Qatar World Cup. IOL Sport will bring you all the live updates from the biggest sports event on the planet! CHECK OUT THE FREE ... Read more »

World Cup more family-friendly and less aggressive without booze

Doha — World Cup fans in Qatar say the atmosphere is different without alcohol — but they are divided over whether that is good or not. CHECK OUT THE FREE ... Read more »

Construction of special needs school in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal set to begin next year, says Education MEC

Durban — The KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Mbali Frazer has committed to building Inkosi Thathezakhe Special School in rural Nquthu, northern KZN. Frazer visited the school after it made a submission ... Read more »

Caregivers recognised on International Day for Persons with Disabilities at Green Point amphitheatre

Cape Town – As International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed at the weekend, 120 of the City’s social development and early childhood development caregivers who have dedicated their ... Read more »

Man reported missing found in Phoenix Mortuary after pedestrian-vehicle crash

Durban — A man who was reported missing was positively identified by his family at the Phoenix Mortuary recently. Police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo had reported that Patrick Kommireddi, 73, ... Read more »

Sevens rugby tournament is set to make a grand comeback

Cape Town – The countdown to the return of the popular HSBC Cape Town Sevens has reached fever pitch, with just a week to go before the 2022 edition kicks ... Read more »

Frantic search for church members swept away in shallows of Jukskei River during a church ritual

Johannesburg – The search is on for 15 people who were swept away in what is suspected to be a church baptism or ritual along the Jukskei River on Saturday ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network