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R26m counterfeit goods trial to continue next year

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THE R26 million counterfeit goods trial will continue in the Warrenton Regional Court in March next year.

The regional spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Mojalefa Senokaotsane, said on Monday that the accused, Chen Wenhei, is facing a charge of Contravention of the Counterfeit Goods Act 37 of 1997.

Senokaotsane explained that the police K9 unit was conducting patrols on July 10, 2018 and followed up on information regarding a counterfeit goods syndicate that was manufacturing, packaging and distributing counterfeit products.

“The police discovered a warehouse that was producing counterfeit well-known brand food and other consumables amounting to more than R26 million,” said Senokaotsane.

“Some of the goods that were found at the warehouse included well-known brand spices, baking powder, instant yeast, sanitary towels, as well as shoe polish.

“The police also confiscated the machinery used for the alleged manufacturing and packaging of these goods, during their operation.”

Senokaotsane added that the trial was postponed in the Warrenton Regional Court to March 24.

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