In a situation described as out of hand, police have been called to double-up on their efforts in cracking down on fake and illicit goods in the Bellville area, following an operation that saw counterfeit products worth more than R100 million seized.
Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) chief executive Derek Bock said more cleanup needs to be done in the area.
“We welcome this and congratulate SAPS and all stakeholders who played a part in the operation. We work in the area every day and most of the things there are illegal. The economy suffers because these goods enter the country illegally and taxes aren’t being paid.
“Everyone is looking at the traders and we should look at the landlords as well because how do they not know that this is happening? We believe the landlord should also be taken to book,” he said.
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