Pattaya Daily News

28 February 2013 :: 15:02:10 pm 72430

Thailand Cracks Down On Sellers Of Counterfeit Stuff

Police raided two major Pattaya shopping malls and seized more than 5 million THB of counterfeit products. The government has ordered the crackdown after the U.S.A. added Thailand to its “Watch List” of countries that violate intellectual property rights by selling counterfeit products.
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PATTAYA – February 27, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 9 p.m., the arrests of 22 vendors and the seizure of merchandise found to be counterfeit was announced at a press conference by police on the third floor of Ruakwinai building, Muang Pattaya, by Pol. Maj. Gen. Thara Poonsri, vice commissioner of provincial police 2; with Pol. Col.Suwarn Chiawnawinthawatch, director and the officer of copyrights infringement suppression center police 2.

The 5 million THB in counterfeit evidence seized by police included sportswear, fashion clothes, glasses, shoes, bags, iPhones, iPads, tablets, cell phone cases, and many other goods infringing on product copyrights.

The police raid was the result of an announcement by the U.S. government that listed danger zones where a lot of imitation goods that infringed on copyrights was being sold 15 major areas, including tourist attractions.

In Pattaya, police were informed that a lot of fake brand name goods were being sold in department stores. The police went to check and made a sweep of two major shopping malls, seizing counterfeit goods and arresting the shopkeepers.

The police will investigate and expand the ongoing case, now that they have seized all the evidence from the different shops. All of the shop keepers were sent to the detective officers of Muang Pattaya police station to prosecute.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Crime News

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