Hawks bust Nike counterfeit operation in KZN

Durban - The Hawks have seized counterfeit branded goods valued at R5 million in a raid on a factory in Mobeni, Durban.

Hawks spokesman, Captain SimphiweMhlongo, said officers found fake Nike and Guess products at the factory, but the owner was not there.

The raid was a joint operation by the Hawks Counterfeit Team, operational response service of the Durban Harbour anti-smuggling unit and Border Security Crime Intelligence Durban.

Mhlongo said the owner would be summonsed, and faced charges for Contravention of the Counterfeit Goods Act 37 of 1997.