The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Patong counterfeit goods crackdown nets 10,000 items, valued at B20mn

PHUKET: Officials who carried out a series of raids in the tourist-popular Patong Beach area have reported in a matter of hours to have seized more than 10,000 illegal trademark items with an estimated street value of more than B20 million.

tourism, crime, police,


Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 19 May 2017, 11:06AM


The monster haul of illicit goods were announced at a high-profile press conference held at 8:30pm last night, after the raids on 10 locations in the beach resort town were launched at 4:30pm yesterday afternoon (May 18).

Present to tell the the press about the raids were no less than Col Anan Yuprasit of the Phuket office of the military’s Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) national security agency.

Hailing from Bangkok were Mana Simma, chief of the Criminal Case Investigation Division of the national Department of Provincial Administration and officers from Department of Intellectual Property.

Also present were local officials Kathu District Chief Sayan Chanachaiwong and Lt Col Saksan Khomsakhorn of Patong Police.

It was not revealed how many officers were used in carrying out the raids, or specifically which shops were raided.

However, the officers did announce that 10 “alien suspects” had been arrested and charged for selling counterfeit trademark items, but did not name any of the suspects or identify their nationalities.

The officers did report that most of the 10,000 items seized were counterfeit brand-name bags, shoes and clothes, including brands such as Nike and Adidas.

C and C Marine

“This raid and seizure of illegal trademark items being sold came after we received reports from owners of the trademarks that copies of their goods were being sold in Phuket, especially in Patong, which is a ‘red area’ for counterfeit copyright goods,” Mr Mana said.

“Patong is one location in 21 provinces in the Internal Security Operations Command plan to protect against and to suppress intellectual property infringement,” he added.

“I want to warn other people who sell illegal fake trademark items that if they are caught, they will face legal action. This affects the image of the province and the nation,” he said.

“Officers will continue their raids to eradicate all illegal fake trademark items,” he vowed.

“The owners of markets and other buildings (where such goods might be sold) will be called in to be informed about selling illegal trademark items and asked to cop-operate by keeping their eyes on this – and to not to let any illegal trademark items be sold in their places.” Mr Mana said.

However, despite the high-brow press conference, specifically regarding the Patong raids, no officials made any mention of any attempt to identify who hired the foreigners to sell the fake goods or any attempt to track down where the fake goods originated from.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

Surprised Wolf | 19 May 2017 - 14:10:48

Its the same with drugs. They catch the small fish, the sellers, but the big fish just swim away... wrong approach. Evdryone knows they do not really want to eradicate is because to many big guys are involved to make money out of it. 
This is for the show only...

The Phuket News

Barneswallisred | 19 May 2017 - 13:51:47

This must come as a big surprise to the Thai authorities....fake goods, on sale in Thailand, there must be a mistake.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 19 May 2017 - 13:07:53

Thinking about it:  When I own  shop premises, than rent it out to someone who only sells counterfeit goods,  do I violate the thai law?

These crack downs are not serious, just done once in a while to silence international branded producers who complain to their governments about these sales all over Thailand.
Tomorrow counterfeit business as usual as always after every 'crackdown'.
How come I never get punished when I allow illegal sales happening in my property, done by foreign  sales assistants in protected for 'thai only' jobs?

The Phuket News

Foot | 19 May 2017 - 12:25:20

A B2,000 average per item seems pretty high.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 19 May 2017 - 12:18:29

The usual once in a while officials action.
Something same-same as 1 time weekly arresting a few  drugs street sellers, but different.  :-)

The emptied shells in the shops will be stocked again tomorrow with the same stuff.
The import flow continues ( how is that actually possible?).

What are the legal actions sellers face?  A fine of 500 thb?
Can't be more, after all they have to feed families and pay high rent for their counterfeit goods shops.

The Phuket News
Page: First | 1 | 2 | Last Matches 15 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket environment chief warns of poor hazardous waste disposal habits

Phuket/Thailand cannot manage it's regular waste, let alone identifying, collecting, separating and properly disposing of hazardous wastes. I wou...(Read More)


Phuket Governor says Japanese tourist bitten by barracuda not a shark

Oh brother...more stellar non-professional commentary from Phuket officials. I love the "police-type" hypothesis Mr Thatsaphol came up with....(Read More)


Phuket ‘bite’ frenzy spurs call for more protection against shark fishing

There is no enforcement for the protection of any marine life in Thai waters, it's a free for all unless you're a Korean tourist feeding bread...(Read More)


Phuket ‘bite’ frenzy spurs call for more protection against shark fishing

As a world wide diving scuba diver I can say by own experience that sharks always shy away when you 'meet' them. 'Incidents' with sha...(Read More)


City to reward people who dob in street offenders

It doesn't need to be a 'typical idiot' ( Jor12 words) to want to see police on every street corner. I often see police officers ( always...(Read More)


City to reward people who dob in street offenders

Jor 12, i guess you think lawlessness is a good idea then? Eagle, don't think it doesn't do you any good, you have no idea what i earn! 3 d...(Read More)


Phuket environment chief warns of poor hazardous waste disposal habits

Christy Sweet: You are right. It are all statements and dead end policy announcement, to justify a job, and a photo article in newspaper. Any given...(Read More)


City to reward people who dob in street offenders

malczx7r,as you are so eager to adopt it for Phuket,one might think you need it to increase your income !...(Read More)


Governor bans unsafe tour buses from Phuket, orders speed cameras for Patong Hill safety

Rorii2,I'm not surprised that you failed to understand.It was only an advice!...(Read More)


Governor bans unsafe tour buses from Phuket, orders speed cameras for Patong Hill safety

Eagle, historical facts make predicting the future easier, we all know not all predictions eventuate, but many in Thailand do, I fail to understand yo...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.