The Pre-Easter Clean Up Operation that was conducted in Musina policing area under Vhembe District resulted in R 4 million worth of goods being confiscated on Thursday, 30 March. 

The clean up took place at various shops in the Central Business District (CBD) on Thursday 30 March 2023.

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Moreover, twenty arrests of suspects aged between 20 and 50 were also affected for various offenses. It includes public drinking, non-compliance of Liquor Act and Contravention of the Immigration Act.    


The operation comprised external law enforcement agencies that included the members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Traffic police, SARS or Customs. LEDET, SAPRA ,IPR holders (Brand Owners ) and officials from the  Department of Environmental Affairs.

The operation reached a significant milestone following the confiscation of a large quantity of brand-new G4s security uniforms. They were found stored at a Warehouse that was not authorized to be in possession of the items. 

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In addition, Police confiscated counterfeit goods of clothes and shoes associated with, Mercedes Benz , BMW, RAW, Adidas, Nike, Jordan, Puma, Ellesse brands, Mercedes , Polo, Diesel ,Fabiano ,Kapa ,Fila  and Lacoste brands including R30.000 worth of fake facial lotions. 

Two mini buses or taxis were impounded for being not roadworthy and four trading licenses were revoked during the operation.

The arrested suspects are expected to appear before Musina Magistrate court soon facing various charges.