Man and woman arrested for selling counterfeit goods online, products worth over $72k seized

A 34-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were arrested for selling counterfeit goods online, following an enforcement operation conducted by the police at Tampines Street 86 on Tuesday (May 30).

During the operation, about 2,600 pieces of purported trademark-infringing goods comprising hair and beauty products, with an estimated street value of more than $72,000, were seized.

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.

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