Raids yield fake goods worth B50m

Raids yield fake goods worth B50m

PHUKET: Officials from the Department of Special Investigations raided a warehouse and three homes in Kathu and Muang districts and seized over 10,000 counterfeit brand-name clothing items with an estimated market value of about 50 million baht.

The raids were led by Pol Capt Polsan Thoedsanguan, director-general of the Bureau of Intellectual Property, after the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court issued a search warrant.

A warehouse and a house in Moo 5 in Kathu district were raided, as well as two houses in Moo 2 in tambon Ko Kaew, Muang district.

Officers found about 10,000 items of clothing falsely labelled with brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Nike, Adidas and Chanel at the four locations. The market value of the seized items was estimated at 50 million baht in total.

The goods were moved to Srinagarindra the Princess Mother School in Muang district to be sorted. There were no arrests made during the raids.

An investigation into the ownership of the seized goods is ongoing.

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