A raid in Durban’s central business district on Wednesday resulted in the arrests of 50 undocumented foreigners and the seizure of about R100,000 in cash and thousands of rands in counterfeit condoms, medication and creams.
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development Nomusa Dube-Ncube’s office said a joint operation with police to investigate complaints about excessive pricing and regulation violations prompted the raid.
“These fraudsters are crippling our economy and are risking the lives of innocent communities who are buying and consuming these fake goods. We need to protect our economy and ensure that it benefits local communities. Their health is also important,” said Dube-Ncube. Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said police were still at the scene>chaosafrica