2 women arrested for selling counterfeit goods, over $970k worth of items seized

Two women, aged 24 and 25, were arrested for their suspected involvement in online sales of counterfeit goods following police raids in Jurong West and Tuas.

During the operation between June 24 and June 25, more than 14,000 pieces of alleged trademark-infringing goods comprising perfumes, chargers and adapters for mobile devices, wireless earbuds and fashion eyewear with an estimated street value of more than $970,000 were seized.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The police said they take a serious view of intellectual property rights infringements and reminded members of the public that the distribution and sale of counterfeit goods are serious offences.

"The police will not hesitate to take tough action against perpetrators who profit at the expense of legitimate businesses and consumers," they added.

Under the Trade Marks Act, each offence of selling or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks carries a fine of up to $100,000 and/or a jail term of up to five years.

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