Man arrested for selling counterfeit goods online, $56k worth of fakes seized in Chai Chee raid

A 26-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in the online sales of counterfeit goods, said police.

On March 23, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted an enforcement operation at the vicinity of Chai Chee Avenue where 170 pieces of purported trademark-infringing goods were seized.

They consisted of apparel, jewellery, watches and accessories with an estimated street value of more than $56,000.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Under the Trade Marks Act 1998, the offence of possession of 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 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.

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