Fake goods valued at 40 million baht seized in police busts

Pro-tip: If a store is promoting Louis Vuitton pillows subsequent to Doraemon pillows, they are fake. In a collection of raids, police impounded 40 million baht worth of counterfeit items – mostly bedding products – from storage amenities in Pathum Thani and Rayong. No strings attached of Special Investigation introduced the haul yesterday.
The bust was made with the assistance of representatives from a company that holds the copyrights on some of the counterfeit products that have been recovered which have been utilizing the characters from the popular Doraemon anime that have turn out to be a marketing and licensing juggernaut.
A press conference that was chaired by the Justice Minister mentioned that the raids had been actually carried out on October 28 in Sam Yaek market in Muang district of Pathum Thani along with extra sites in Pluak Daeng and Muang districts of Rayong.
The majority of the pretend merchandise that was impounded were quilts, bedsheets, and different bedding items, with authorities stating that over forty,000 gadgets, some of which were imported from abroad, were recovered in total. Police estimate the street value at about forty million baht, about 1,000 baht per item, although they mentioned if the faux merchandise had been sold as genuine to unsuspecting prospects, they could be value 4 instances that.
The search is now for people related to the warehouses and the creation and sale of the counterfeit items. They might be charged with breach of mental property a properly as the possession of contraband with intent to sell.
Interestingly, copyright violations in Thailand can be prosecuted as a form of money laundering and tax evasion under DSI law. That implies that the Anti-Money Laundering Office may even become involved in investigating the faux merchandise bust.
The government has been engaged on cracking down on pretend goods being sold as the violation of intellectual property common within the nation has landed it in scorching water internationally as Thailand was added to the US Trade Representative’s watch listing..

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