The Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for his suspected involvement in online sales of counterfeit goods.
On 29 August 2022, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted an enforcement operation at multiple premises along Yishun Ave 11 and Gambas Crescent, resulting in the arrest.
During the 14-hour operation, more than 4,100 pieces of purported trademark-infringing goods comprising wallets, pouches, bags and cosmetic products, with an estimated street value of more than $206,000 were seized. Police investigations are ongoing.
Under the Trade Marks Act 1998, the offence of selling or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks carries a fine up to $100,000, an imprisonment term of up to five years, or both.
The Police take a serious view of intellectual property rights infringement and would like to remind the public that the distribution and sale of counterfeit goods are serious offences. The Police will not hesitate to take tough action against perpetrators who profit at the expense of legitimate businesses and consumers.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
30 August 2022 @ 11:19 PM