Gauteng police said counterfeit goods worth R7.4 million were seized during a raid in the Johannesburg CBD.
The goods were seized by crime intelligence, public order policing, customs, and private security during operation O Kae Molao on Friday, according to police spokesperson Col Dimakatso Sello.
Three people were detained. The team also arrested 67 people for a variety of crimes, including drug possession, possession of a suspected stolen vehicle, possession and dealing of illicit goods, drunken driving, and dealing in liquor without a license.
Among those arrested were 11 undocumented individuals and 33 wanted suspects for a variety of crimes including murder, armed robbery, theft, and assault GBH. Sello stated.
A suspect was apprehended in Springs for dealing with illegal cigarettes. According to Sello, officers seized R100,000 worth of illegal cigarettes. On Monday, all arrested suspects are expected to appear in various magistrates’ courts.