NamPol issues 20 detention notices to suspects found in possession of counterfeit items in capital

WINDHOEK: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) last week issued 20 detention notices to suspects found in possession of counterfeit items in the capital.

These notices were issued during a three-day operation called Wipe-Out, carried out to crack down on counterfeit items in various shops in Windhoek.

During the operation between 28 and 30 April this year, counterfeit items worth N.dollars 14, 5 million were confiscated.

A combined cash amount of N.dollars 120 000 was also seized.

A statement issued by NamPol on Friday said a total of 41 376 counterfeited brand items were impounded.

NamPol’s Head of Public Relations, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said in the statement that the objective of the operation was to identify, disrupt and dismantle transnational organised networks involved in the trafficking of illicit goods in eastern and southern Africa.

SOURCE: NAMPA