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13 February 2010 :: 14:02:31 pm 13194

Pattaya: Police Raid Counterfeit Merchandise Sellers

The Central Investigations Bureau has performed an organised raid on street-side vendors and businesses along the Pattaya Beach Road on Friday morning. The taskforce specifically targeted businesses selling counterfeit copyrighted products.
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Pattaya, the 12th of February 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 12:30am on Friday, police Lieutenant Colonel Wasu Saengsukai (Central Investigation Bureau Officer) along with police Major Natthakit Seesuk and a team of officers performed a random organised hit on the businesses and street vendors operating along the Pattaya Beach Road. The target of the police investigation was to confiscate any illegal counterfeit merchandise that was being offered for sale at any of the businesses and arrest the owners.

 

Police investigation revealed that a number of shops and street vendors along the beach road and at the entrances to the adjoining Soi’s, were in possession of counterfeit copyrighted products. Items discovered ranged from watches, hats, CD’s, DVD’s, t-shirts, shoes, perfume and various types of bag. Products counterfeited were well known brands such as; Loui Vitton, Rolex, Gucci, Lacoste, Nike, Adidas, Rado, Tag Heuer and Chanel.

Six people were arrested as a result of the police investigation, Mr. Suraphol Sophonkul [55], Miss Pennapha Aebsuantua [30], Mr. Thanaphak Sophonkul [55], Mr. Piphop Nuengjamnong [42], Miss Orawee Mahathakul [32] and Mr. Samrit Jitt [?]. They were all taken to the Pattaya Police Station and charged with the illegal distribution of counterfeit copyrighted products. At present they have been remanded in police custody awaiting further judicial proceedings to commence.

Reporter : Prawprow   Photo : Prawprow   Category : Crime News

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