In May 2017 training was conducted with members of the Customs and the Criminal Investigations Division (SIC) of the Angolan Police. As a practical exercise, members of Customs inspected several containers for counterfeit goods at the port of Luanda. As a result of the training, in June 2017, Customs officials detained containers holding large quantities of counterfeit footwear. Details of the importer and exporter were obtained allowing for further action to be pursued.
(29 Oct 2017): Further training was then conducted in October 2017, followed by an inspection of containers at the port which led to the detention of a container with a large quantity of suspected counterfeit personal care products. These detentions follow ongoing and annual product identification workshops conducted by Adams & Adams with the Angolan customs officials.
Charl Potgieter with Customs Officials in Angola