Counterfeit goods worth R6m found in truck returning from Mozambique

Counterfeit goods worth an estimated R6m are dumped at the Lebombo border post between SA and Mozambique on January 11 2021.
Counterfeit goods worth an estimated R6m are dumped at the Lebombo border post between SA and Mozambique on January 11 2021.
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A truck driver has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle counterfeit goods worth R6m into SA from Mozambique.

Police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo said the 54-year-old foreigner was arrested at the Lebombo border post, in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, on Monday.

“The truck was returning to SA after offloading chrome in Maputo,” he said.

A video circulating on social media showed police supervising as the tipper truck emptied its load onto the side of the road at the border post.

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