Law enforcement authorities are cracking down on fake washing powder.
In a joint operation the Hawks and brand protectors from a legal firm raided a manufacturing facility in Springs in Gauteng. They seized among others a huge amount of raw materials, an industrial sifting machine, unbranded washing powder and counterfeit labels bearing well-known trademarks. The combined value of the goods seized has yet to be calculated.
The Hawks say a 42-year-old suspect was arrested and that criminal and civil processes are underway against the person.