Man arrested for counterfeit sneakers worth R5 million

A man was arrested in Nelspruit in Mpumalanga when he was found in possession of counterfeit sneakers estimated to be worth over R5 million.

This was reported by police in Mpumalanga. A statement was issued by a member of a private security firm saying they received a tip-off about a truck that was coming from Komatipoort driving towards Nelspruit, en route to Johannesburg.

The security company waited at the Nkomazi tollgate, at Kaapmuiden to verify the information received.

“Äs soon as the truck came, the security company followed it while notifying the members of the South African Police Service’s Whiteriver K-9 Unit up to Karino in Nelspruit.

On their arrival, they pulled the truck off the road and demanded to search it leading to the arrest of the 33 year old suspect after the good were found hidden behind crates in the vehicle,” said the police.

The goods were of various well known brands of sneakers such as Adidas and Nike.

The counterfeit goods are expected to be worth just over R5 million.

The police state that the man was arrested on the spot.

The man is expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrates Court on Thursday, facing a charge of possession of counterfeit goods.

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