COPS raided the shops selling counterfeit goods at Dragon City on Wednesday.
The Joint operation against counterfeit goods was conducted by the JMPD, the Gauteng community safety, the department of labour, SARS and the SAPS.
These raids took place at Instagram glam shops, Dragon City and in Fordsburg – so far, two suspects have been arrested because their businesses are not registered, and they do not have identity documents.
The JMPD spokesman, Wayne Minnaar said so far, they have found 15 counterfeit Rolex watches with a street value of R1500 each.
The genuine items are valued at over R100 000 each.
“Various other high-value brands such as Rado, Casio, Apple, Michael kors were also found and confiscated in Dragon City,” said Minnaar.
Different skin lightening creams were also found and are suspected to have contravened SARS Customs and Department of Health regulations.
Wayne said some of these creams contain banned substances that deface a lot of South African women and poses serious health conditions.
He added that seven suspects have been arrested at Dragon City and fake goods worth more than 3 million have been seized.
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Source – Daily Sun