KWAZULU-NATAL – Members of the Hawks Counterfeit Team have closed down a counterfeit factory in the Durban CBD. Members received a complaint from Nike brand holder about street vendors who were selling their brand in the street.
Hawks members pursued the information that led them to a certain building in the Durban CBD. A search warrant was obtained and an operation was conducted yesterday, 28 June 2016. Nike Brand Protection Manager was at the scene to identify their brand.
Counterfeits goods comprising of Nike, Puma, Vans, Levis, Adidas and Roxy branded clothing valued approximately R 900 000.00 were seized. Members also seized sewing machines and other equipment used to manufacture counterfeits. The owner of the factory is still at large and no arrest has been made at this stage.