Fake brand name products seized at Hat Yai markets

Fake brand name products seized at Hat Yai markets

A customs official examines seized counterfeit goods on display during a media briefing at the Region 4 Customs Office in Hat Yai district, Songkhla, on Tuesday. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)
A customs official examines seized counterfeit goods on display during a media briefing at the Region 4 Customs Office in Hat Yai district, Songkhla, on Tuesday. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)

HAT YAI - More than 1,400 counterfeit items worth an estimated 9.1 million baht have been seized by customs officials from vendors at two popular downtown markets and nearby warehouses.

Clothing, sunglasses, watches, shoes, handbags and purses copied from the brand name products and falsely labelled were confiscated at Kim Yong and Santisuk markets  and warehouses in Hat Yai district on July 26. The details were announced on Tuesday.

Kritsada Thongthammachat, chief of the Hat Yai-based Region 4 Customs Office, said 1,436 items were confiscated. He put the value at 9.1 million baht.

They were found at shops at the two markets and warehouses in the district, but the operation failed to catch all the sellers as most fled ahead of the raids, he said.

Most of the counterfeit gooda were made in China. All were movedto the customs depot at Hat Yai airport pending destruction.

Kim Yong and Santisuk sell goods imported from Malaysia and other countries.

Mr Kritsada warned sellers of fake goods that the campaign against counterfeit products will continue throughout this month, to give the city a positive image for tourists.


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