Cape Town police seize R75 million rand worth of counterfeit goods

The National Safer Festive Season operations have begun, as Western Cape police seized R75 million rand worth of counterfeit goods and R200 000 in cash from a shopping centre in Bellville.

The counterfeit goods raid led by the SAPS took place just as the SAPS rolled out its nationwide safer festive season operations.

National police spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe said police are intensifying operations to deal with crime in all forms.  Regular roadblocks stop and searches, as well as the tracing of wanted suspects are being intensified as the SAPS ushers in the busy festive period.

“This was done assist police to bolster their crime combating efforts and heighten visibility in gang ridden areas where murders are prevalent,” said Mathe.

Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele handed over thirty-six vehicles to assist police in their crime combatting efforts and heighten visibility in gang-ridden areas where murders are prevalent.

The SAPS Safer Festive Season Operational Plan was rolled out on Saturday, 14 October in all provinces. The plan will see heightened focus on seven areas, which include GBVF, combatting of serious and violent crime such as aggravated robberies, border security, strengthening by-laws, road safety, as well as illegal mining.

In a bid to improve and enhance service delivery, the SAPS has also launched a service rating platform where members of the public will now be able to rate the service they are receiving from all Police Stations across the country. This online rating platform will allow all people borders to rate whatever service they have received at their local Police Station.


Done by: Esona Mfazwe


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