Oshana Police seize faked Chinese products

12 Jun 2013 12:00
OSHAKATI, 12 JUN (NAMPA) - Police in the Oshana Region confiscated different fake products worth about N.dollars 13 million from various Chinese shops in the region during an operation conducted between Thursday and Friday last week.
Commander of NamPol in the region, Commissioner Ndahangwapo Kashihakumwa told journalists at Oshakati here on Wednesday that the suspected fake products include baby products (food items and nappies), cosmetics and clothing brands.
The quantity of the baby products confiscated during ?Operation Etosha? is 6 277, while the number of cosmetics? products is 11 385 and 14 000 Nike and Adidas-branded clothes and shoes.
Kashihakumwa said a Chinese businesswoman was arrested for bribing a NamPol officer with N.dollars 570 during the operation on Thursday.
She was identified as 37-year-old Yuanfeng Li. She appeared in the magistrate?s court at Oshakati last Friday and was released on bail of N.dollars 6 000.
The date of her next appearance was not immediately known.
According to Kashihakumwa, a total of 38 Chinese-owned shops were inspected for fake products during the NamPol operation, and 38 cases will be opened against the shop owners for the alleged contravention of Trademark Act 48 of 1973.
The police also confiscated 1 630 fake ?Yes? brand cigarettes worth N.dollars 6 540 from the open markets in the region during the same operation.
Six traffic fines worth N.dollars 5 500 were also issued for motorists who violated traffic rules during the operation.