The police provincial commander was commenting after the arrests of five suspects, transporting counterfeit goods.
Mpumalanga police commander Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma has called on people dealing criminally on the roads to be aware as the cops were on the lookout for them.
Mondli spoke after the driver of a truck carrying hundreds of illegal sneakers was arrested on the N4.
“Those who think that our roads and country can just be used by criminal syndicates are up for a big surprise, we will ensure that no criminal activity is condoned either by our own residents or foreign nationals,” Zuma said.
The tekkies – estimated to have a value of close to a R1 million – were being transported towards Gauteng.
Four more suspects driving a Golf 7 GTI were nailed by the White River Flying Squad and linked to the truck-driver.
Police spokesman Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe said the incident occurred on Wednesday morning this week.
“The White River Flying Squad found the truck to be carrying flour bags and was escorted to the police station to be searched where police found the 20 bags of illicit sneakers,” Bhembe said.
The occupants of the Golf GTI, two men and two women, who were linked to the truck-driver, will appear with him at the Mbombela Magistrates Court on charges of possession and dealing in counterfeit goods.
(edited by MLM)
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