UPTO 70,000 knock-off designer products worth 50 million baht were seized in raids on 15 warehouses in Nakhon Nayok province by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) yesterday, Amarin TV said today (August 20).
Mounting the raids on the 15 warehouses at Rong Kluea market in Ban Yai subdistrict, Mueang district, was Pol. Lt. Col. Payao Thongsen, deputy chief of DSI’s Intellectual Property Litigation Division, after a tip-off by a trademark representative.
Found at the 15 warehouses located in four separate areas were around 60,000 to 70,000 products bearing counterfeit logos of world-renowned brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Coach and Longchamp.
The police team had to put this large amount of fake luxury goods into fertiliser bags and then load them onto trucks and once through 10 trucks drove off with them.
A Cambodian man, Mr. Heng (surname withheld), who was the warehouse keeper, was arrested along with two other persons with all three brought to Bangkok for questioning.
Mr. Phubet Mingkwan, a trademark representative, said he searched for information as there are now many livestream sales of counterfeit designer products. After a while he found out from a group of Cambodian merchants that large amounts of fake luxury goods were stored in this area so alerted DSI.
This group of suspects had previously been arrested three times with lawsuits underway. This is the fourth time they have been caught but the value of the seized goods is higher than the previous times.
DSI police raiding warehouses where large amounts of fake designer goods were seized. Photos: Amarin TV
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