Singapore – On May 22 (Wednesday), three women, aged between 26 and 47, were arrested for allegedly selling replica items of luxury brands during a police raid at City Plaza.
In a news release, a spokesperson from the police said the women were arrested during simultaneous raids on two retails shops at City Plaza along Geylang Road.
The confiscated counterfeit items consisted of clothing, footwear, bags, pouches, scarves, and belts. A total of 370 replica goods was taken, which had an estimated street value of S$28,000.
According to the police, “Distribution and sale of counterfeit goods are serious offences, and the police will not hesitate to take tough action against perpetrators who profit at the expense of legitimate business and consumers.”
Offenders found guilty of distributing or selling counterfeit goods may be fined up to S$100,000, jailed up to five years, or both.
Distribution of counterfeit items continue
On April 15, the Singapore customs intercepted a consignment of more than 500 pieces of mobile phones parts perceived to be fake. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), noted the Singapore Customs.
During another raid at Keppel Road, Henderson Road, and Boon Tiong Road, on April 26, three men were arrested for their involvement in the case.
Over 3,400 pieces of mobile phones and parts with false trademarks of famous brands were seized. The counterfeit goods had a street value of S$290,000.
Investigations are ongoing.