Building hijackers arrested in Hillbrow

Counterfeit goods, as well as weapons, were confiscated when police swooped in on buildings in the CBD last week.

File: File: Three people have been arrested for hijacking a Hillbrow building and confiscated counterfeit goods to the value of R25-million.

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JOHANNESBURG - Three people have been arrested for hijacking a Hillbrow building.

Police found close to 400 undocumented foreign nationals in the 21-storey building.

The operation was part of the police's Safer Festive Season Campaign.

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The 353 men and 27 women are believed to be from Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Authorities also confiscated counterfeit goods to the value of R25-million.

The foreign nationals have been taken in for processing and verification.

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