Customs officers seize 1300 fake goods

A special operation by Customs officials in Chung Ying St Sha Tau Kok resulted in the seizure of a range of suspected fake goods.

Thirteen stores were raided in the operation and five found to be selling infringing goods. Officers seized more than 1300 items inlcuding handbags, wallets, perfume, skin care kits, mobile phones, watches, belts and about 45,000 sticks of cigarettes, valued at about $420,000 in total. One female suspect was arrested.

The group head of IP investigation (perations), Wong Yim-pui, said selling infringing goods was a serious crime and offenders were liable to criminal sanctions. “Traders are reminded to abide by the relevant legislation.”Wong emphasised Customs would continue to take stringent enforcement action to combat infringing activities.Under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, it is an offence to sell or possess for sale any goods with a forged trademark. Upon conviction, offenders are liable to a maximum punishment of imprisonment for five years and a fine of $500,000.

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