Foreigners with Trading Companies in China Get Caught Because…
According to the police, there are over 28,000 fake products involved in the case, with a total value of nearly 1.8 billion yuan ($260 million).
The gang headed by a group of suspects based in Dubai, produced fake garments, bags, shoes and watches of luxury brands such as LV, Hermès and Chanel.
The main suspects, based in Dubai, established two trading companies in southern China, and hired workers to make the products on orders from overseas.
The products were reportedly purchased and produced in a factory in Guangzhou, and then were transported to Dubai through a logistics company with false declarations.
Shanghai police said there were over 200 distributors in the Middle East to sell the fake products as authentic on discount.
They also produced and sold counterfeits of limited edition bags at the price of around 40,000 yuan ($5,700), for a tenth of the authentic one’s.
Du Yan, deputy director of China’s Food-and Drug-Related Crime Investigation Bureau, said it is a typical case of international IPR infringement crime with a complete crime chain and such a huge amount of money involved.
Du also said that China will continue to coordinate with other authorities and Interpol to tackle international intellectual property rights crimes.
China’s Ministry of Public Security established the bureau early this year, to help stem the tide of fake and dangerous products.
Within the three months from July 25, a total of 6,197 suspects have been caught in 2,668 IPR cases in the action named “Kunlun”, with 6.98 billion yuan ($1 billion) involved.
SOURCE | CCTV / BJnes/ ThePaper
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