4,100 counterfeit bags and other products seized in Yishun and Gambas, 1 man arrested

More than 4,100 pieces of purported trademark-infringing goods comprising wallets, pouches, bags and cosmetic products with an estimated street value of more than $206,000 were seized on Monday (Aug 29), said police.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted the 14-hour enforcement operation at multiple premises along Yishun Avenue 11 and Gambas Crescent, resulting in the arrest of a 34-year-old man for his suspected involvement in online sales of counterfeit goods.

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, an imprisonment term of up to five years, or both.

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