5,000 counterfeit items worth more than $2 million in street value seized in Jurong, man arrested

More than 25,000 items of purported trademark-infringing bottles of perfume, candles and diffusers with an estimated street value of more than $2 million were seized in Jurong on Feb 20 and 22, said the police.

A 55-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in the online sale of counterfeit goods after officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted enforcement operations at Toh Guan Road East.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Under the Trade Marks Act, the offence of possession of goods with falsely applied trademarks for the purpose of trade carries a fine up to $100,000, an imprisonment term of up to five years, or both.

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.