Po­li­ce warn a­bout fa­ke goods

Mossel Bay Advertiser - - Sa Police - Cor­nel­le Car­stens

The Da Ga­mas­kop po­li­ce warn the pu­blic to be on the look­out for coun­ter­feit i­tems.

On F­ri­day, 1 Sep­tem­ber, a sus­pect was ar­res­ted in the par­king a­rea at Mi­ke­va for the pos­ses­si­on of coun­ter­feit i­tems. Con­sta­ble Kal­lie Ca­rel­se from the Da Ga­mas­kop po­li­ce ap­pre­hen­ded the sus­pect, who was in the pos­ses­si­on of se­ver­al cel­lp­ho­nes in­clu­ding Samsung Ga­laxy on­es and a So­ny.

The rings, gold and in­set with "di­a­monds" are mar­ked at R500 e­ach and ad­ver­ti­sed as 9ct gold, which is not the ca­se.

The coun­ter­feit cel­lp­ho­nes, sup­po­sed­ly ex­pen­si­ve brand na­mes, are of­fe­red at bar­gain pri­ces, but are not the aut­ho­ri­sed pro­ducts. The sus­pect tried to sell a Samsung Ga­laxy S8 Plus for R4 000, w­he­re­as its ac­tu­al va­lue is R17 000. Ac­cor­ding to the po­li­ce, the sus­pect's sup­plier is in Jo­han­nes­burg and im­ports the coun­ter­feit goods, which is then sold to the sus­pect at R950 per u­nit. A So­ny XA Plus, which is not yet a­vai­la­ble on the mar­ket in South A­fri­ca, was al­so of­fe­red on sa­le.

The sus­pect, ar­res­ted on F­ri­day, ap­pea­red in the Mos­sel Bay Ma­gi­stra­te's Court on Mon­day on a char­ge of pos­ses­si­on of coun­ter­feit i­tems. He had both the cel­lp­ho­nes and rings in his pos­ses­si­on.

Should anyo­ne be of­fe­red the­se i­tems, they should re­port t­his to Wo A S­to­kes at the Da Ga­mas­kop Po­li­ce S­ta­ti­on im­me­di­a­te­ly (044 606 2200).

The­se coun­ter­feit cel­lp­ho­nes we­re found on the sus­pect.

The­se rings, ma­de out to be 9ct gold, are of­fe­red for sa­le, but they are fa­ke.

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