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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected counterfeit goods worth about $4.1 million (with photos)

12 July 2022


Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 800 items of suspected counterfeit goods with a total estimated market value of about $4.1 million at Man Kam To Control Point, Yuen Long and Kwai Chung from July 5 to 8. Two persons were arrested.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers on July 5 and 6 intercepted two incoming lorries at Man Kam To Control Point and seized about 1 200 items of suspected counterfeit goods, including footwear, handbags and clothing, inside the lorries. Two male drivers, aged 39 and 46, were arrested.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers took enforcement action on July 7 and 8 and raided three logistics companies in Yuen Long and Kwai Chung. About 1 600 items of suspected counterfeit goods, including watches, mobile phone accessories, handbags and footwear, were further seized. Initial investigation revealed that the batch of goods would have been transshipped to overseas countries.

Investigation is ongoing and the two arrested male drivers have been released on bail pending further investigation.

Customs will continue to strengthen co-operation with the Mainland and overseas law enforcement agencies and take stringent enforcement action against cross-boundary counterfeit goods activities.

Under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, any person who imports or exports any goods to which a forged trade mark is applied commits an offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for five years.

Members of the public may report any suspected counterfeiting activities to Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

​Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 800 items of suspected counterfeit goods with a total estimated market value of about $4.1 million at Man Kam To Control Point, Yuen Long and Kwai Chung from July 5 to 8. Photo shows some of the suspected counterfeit goods seized by Customs officers at Man Kam To Control Point. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 800 items of suspected counterfeit goods with a total estimated market value of about $4.1 million at Man Kam To Control Point, Yuen Long and Kwai Chung from July 5 to 8. Photo shows some of the suspected counterfeit goods seized by Customs officers at Man Kam To Control Point.

​Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 800 items of suspected counterfeit goods with a total estimated market value of about $4.1 million at Man Kam To Control Point, Yuen Long and Kwai Chung from July 5 to 8. Photo shows some of the suspected counterfeit goods seized by Customs officers in Yuen Long and Kwai Chung. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 800 items of suspected counterfeit goods with a total estimated market value of about $4.1 million at Man Kam To Control Point, Yuen Long and Kwai Chung from July 5 to 8. Photo shows some of the suspected counterfeit goods seized by Customs officers in Yuen Long and Kwai Chung.

 

Ends/Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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