Vigilant police officers have positively identified a vessel and stopped a container that was carrying counterfeit goods at the Durban Harbour in the early hours of today.

Officers were performing their routine risk profiling when they identified a cold storage container whose details looked suspicious. The container was correctly searched at a depot in Isipingo and tons of counterfeit items of well-known clothing brands worth approximately R400 million were recovered.

The container was coming from an Asian country and the police have already started the process to establish the intended destination and the possible recipients.