3 nabbed for selling counterfeit goods online, more than 800 items worth over $18k seized

Two women and one man, aged between 40 and 44, were arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit goods online.

The police said that officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted enforcement operations along Bedok North Street 2, Boon Keng Road and Rivervale Crescent on Wednesday (May 25), thus resulting in the arrests.

During the operation, more than 800 pieces of purported trademark-infringing goods comprising of apparel, bags, cosmetic products and accessories were seized.

The items have an estimated street value of more than $18,000.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Under the Trade Marks Act 1998, the offence of selling or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks carries a fine up to $100,000 and/or a jail term of up to five years.

The police said they take a serious view of intellectual property rights infringement and would like to remind the public that the distribution and sale of counterfeit goods are serious offences.

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

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