Woman arrested for importing fake goods, over 400 counterfeit items worth $13k seized

A 38-year-old woman was arrested for her suspected involvement in the importation and possession of counterfeit items for the purpose of trade.

A joint operation by the Criminal Investigation Department and Singapore Customs on Dec 19 saw a logistics company at Changi South Avenue and a residential unit in Ang Mo Kio raided.

The woman was then nabbed.

Over 400 pieces of counterfeit items including perfume and cosmetics sets, sunglasses, handbags, bags, purses, wallets and pouches, with an estimated street value of more than S$13,000, were also seized.

Investigations are ongoing.

"The authorities take a serious view on intellectual property right (IPR) infringements and will not hesitate to take action against perpetrators who show blatant disregard for Singapore’s IPR laws," said the police and Singapore Customs in a joint statement.

Anyone found guilty of importing, possessing or distributing goods with falsely applied trade mark for the purpose of trade may be fined up to $100,000 and/or jailed up to five years.

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