Counterfeit Levi’s factory busted
- Published: 28/09/2012 at 04:13 PM
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NONTHABURI – Authorities have seized about 4,000 pairs of counterfeit Levi's jeans worth over five million baht, reports said.
Officials from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the Office of Intellectual Property Litigation (Consumer Protection Board) raided three houses in Bangsakor, Bang Bua Thong and Sai noi districts in Nonthaburi province and seized a total of 3,954 pairs of jeans with fake Levi's labels and several sewing machines from the houses.
Chareonphong Promchuay, 38, the owner of the operation has turned himself in, police said.
According to DSI, they were acting on a complaint filed by representatives of the Levi’s company about the production and sale of fake Levi’s products in the market.
DSI said it took about two months to find out the production centres and the operation’s owner. The court then approved a search warrant for these places.
The suspect, Mr Charoenphong, said he began the business only about a year ago, but investigators said they did not believe him. There was evidence he had been in the business for much longer than that.
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