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Phuket shopping mall raid sees B500k of counterfeit goods seized

PHUKET: Officials from the Department of Intellectual Property carried out a series of raids in the tourist-popular area of Patong Beach today and in just a matter of hours seized counterfeit goods with an estimated street value of about B500,000.

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Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 16 June 2017, 03:49PM


At around midday today (June 16) Maj Adichart Amornpradit from the Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD) together with officers from Department of Intellectual Property raided and seized illegal counterfeit items from the IT Zone on the third floor of Patong’s main shopping mall, Jungceylon, which has been marked as a ‘red area’ for counterfeit goods.

This raid and seizure of illegal trademarked items being sold came after reports were received from foreigners who bought products from the shop and realised after that they were counterfeit.

In total 19 shops were raided, and most of the seized goods were either branded mobile phone cases, speakers and head phones.

 

 

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ngatetpyar | 17 June 2017 - 17:52:22

Thailand needs really tougher laws to cope with fake stuffs..

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Jor12 | 17 June 2017 - 16:52:56

Les...don't fret. Market forces come into play here. Where there is a market; a willing seller and a willing buyer - be it drugs, prostitution or counterfeit goods - it will always be there, no matter what.

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LES | 17 June 2017 - 01:01:04

Interesting how all this counterfeit merchandise is so quickly on display a day or so later after the raid. This has been happening for years.......

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