2 men nabbed for selling counterfeit shoes worth more than $370,000

Two men, aged 24 and 26, were arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit goods following enforcement operations at Bishan Street 23 and Yishun Ring Road on Saturday (Apr 15).

More than 1,700 pairs of footwear with purported trademark infringements, with an estimated street value of more than $370,000, were seized during the operation conducted by officers from the Criminal Investigation Department.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Under the Trade Marks Act 1998, the offence of possession of goods with falsely applied trademarks for the purpose of trade carries a fine of up to $100,000 and/or up to five years in jail.

The police said they take a serious view of intellectual property rights infringement and reminded the public that the distribution and sale of counterfeit goods are serious offences. Tough action will be taken against perpetrators who profit at the expense of legitimate businesses and consumers, they added.