Hong Kong Customs and Police smash upstairs showroom of suspected counterfeit goods in Mong Kok (with photo)

4 Sep 2015

Hong Kong Customs and the Police conducted a joint operation to crack down on sales of counterfeit products on September 2. In the operation, Customs and the Police successfully smashed a syndicate suspected of selling counterfeit goods by operating an upstairs showroom in Mong Kok.

In the operation, more than 2 500 suspected counterfeit products valued at about $500,000, including leather goods, watches, apparel products, sunglasses and accessories, were seized. A 32-year-old woman was arrested and released on bail pending further investigation.

Customs will continue to take stringent enforcement action along with the Police to combat counterfeit activities.

Under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, any person who sells or possesses for sale any goods with any forged trademark commits an offence. Upon conviction, offenders are liable to a maximum fine of $500,000 and imprisonment of five years.

Anyone with information relating to the sale of suspected counterfeit goods may call Customs via the 24-hour hotline 2545 6182.

Ends/Friday, September 4, 2015

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