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Women arrested over Springbok jerseys

Two women will appear in court after they were arrested on Thursday, September 14, 2023, after being caught manufacturing counterfeit Springbok jerseys. The two aged 25 and 47 were bust in the Brackenfell area.
Captain Frederick van Wyk, spokesman for the police, stated that the authorities had received information regarding illegal activities taking place at a business premise on Fourie Street. Acting swiftly, the police quickly obtained a search warrant, which was approved by the Magistrate after being presented to the Senior Public Prosecutor.

On Thursday 14 September police executed the search warrant by entering the business premises on Fourie Street in Brackenfell. The officers successfully seized a significant quantity of counterfeit Springbok jerseys, along with other materials used in the production process.

A total of 67 branded and 50 unbranded Springbok jerseys, 513 cuffs and collars, and 7 working stations were confiscated during the raid. In addition to the seizures, two females, aged 25 and 47, were arrested and detained on charges of possession of counterfeit goods.

This incident follows another successful raid carried out by the police just two months earlier. In July, law enforcement confiscated several truckloads of counterfeit goods worth more than R100 million at a mall in Bellville. The confiscated items included well-known brand knockoffs, and illicit tobacco products were also discovered during the operation.
The arrested individuals are expected to face legal consequences for their involvement in the manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit Springbok jerseys. Van Wyk said the two will appear in Blue Downs Magistrate’s court.

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