NamPol seizes counterfeit goods worth N.dollars 6.5m

WINDHOEK: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has confiscated counterfeit goods valued at N.dollars 6.5 million, making it the biggest seizure in the Oshana and Ohangwena regions.

The operation was carried out on 27 and 28 August 2015 in coordination with Interpol, Namibia’s customs and excise department, brand owners and Namibian immigration officials in the two regions.

Counterfeit goods confiscated include perfume and pirated products of popular brands such as Levi’s and Nike.

The Head of Interpol’s National Central Bureau (NCB), Detective Chief Inspector Immanuel Sam told Nampa upon enquiry yesterday that over 15 000 counterfeit items were confiscated during the operation.

He said during the operation, a Chinese national was arrested for attempting to solicit a police officer into taking a bribe of N.dollars 10 000 to prevent the seizure.