Makhura revealed that the hard work of the Gauteng law enforcement resulted in the removal of more than R5-billion worth of counterfeit goods from the illegal trading industry.
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, has commended the collaborative work of the province’s law enforcement officials in their fight to eradicate the streets from counterfeit goods.
David Makhura reveals cost of counterfeit goods confiscated in 2019.
Makhura spoke to the media at the Counterfeit Goods Destruction Depot, in Johannesburg, on Thursday, where heaps of fake products, confiscated in 2019, were going to be destroyed.
He revealed that the hard work of the Gauteng law enforcement resulted in the removal of more than R5-billion worth of counterfeit goods from the illegal trading industry.
“We all know what the impact of counterfeit goods is on our economy. Firstly, these goods are brought to our country without going through various customs regulations. They evade paying tax for being brought as imports into our economy. Counterfeit goods also destroy local industries in many respects and they undermine local production and local manufacturing,” he said.
Watch: Counterfeit goods have negative implications on the economy of our country, whilst they also destroy local industries as they undermine local production. A big part of the work of the 6th administration under President @CyrilRamaphosa is the strengthening of our borders. pic.twitter.com/rMWlDRBNLI
— David Makhura (@David_Makhura) January 23, 2020
As an honoured guest in the occasion, Makhura also took a turn in throwing the fake goods into the industrial shredding machine.
Raids continue in Joburg CBD
This comes a day after law enforcement officers responded to information about a building located in Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD) that harboured illegal traders.
A team of officers, as well as brand representatives and legal experts, raided the building, confiscating heaps of fake goods with the estimated street value of R36-million.
16 suspects were placed under arrest and are expected to appear before the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Eight of these suspects face an additional charge for being in South Africa illegally.
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Source: The South African