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Hong Kong Customs have successfully suppressed an organised counterfeiting syndicate active in the Mong Kok area of the city, seizing around 10,000 suspected counterfeit items.
Similar actions have taken place in the past but the operation, named Torpedo, has been the largest in the past three years. About 120 officers raided fixed hawker pitches, storage areas, a showroom as well as 3 flats on January 21.
Suspected counterfeit items included watches, handbags, leather goods and sunglasses valued at around US$5 million, as well as around US$200,000 in cash comprising different currencies. Five men and four women were arrested.
The Intellectual Property Investigation said it will continue to take stringent enforcement actions against counterfeiting activities and step up patrolling and enforcement actions.
Source: 7th Space