Man who allegedly sold over $140k worth of counterfeit luxury watches and accessories arrested

A 38-year-old man was arrested on Sep 27 for his suspected involvement in online sales of counterfeit luxury watches and accessories.

The Criminal Investigation Department conducted a raid in the vicinity of Bukit Timah on the same day, resulting in the arrest.

During the operation, a total of 255 pieces of trademark-infringing goods such as watches and watch accessories with the estimated street value of $140,000 were seized.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had obtained these counterfeit goods from local and foreign sources, before reselling them via various online platforms.

Investigations are ongoing.

Distribution and sale of counterfeit goods are serious offences and the police will not hesitate to take tough action against these perpetrators who profit at the expense of legitimate businesses and consumers.

Anyone found guilty of selling or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks may be fined up to a maximum of $100,000, or an imprisonment term which may extend to five years, or both.