Crime and Courts

Dh2.5 million worth of fake products seized in Dubai raids

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on December 3, 2019
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(KT file)

The police acted on a tip-off.

Dubai Police General HQ has confiscated as many as 25,5600 thousand of counterfeit fire prevention products, worth Dh2.5 million.

The Department of Combating Economic Crimes of the General Department of Criminal investigations at Dubai Police worked in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Middle East, a technology security company, and Ten Intelligence, an anti-counterfeit operation to organize an anti-counterfeit campaign.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al-Jallaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations, said that the department, acting on a tip-off, succeeded to raid two storehouses at Ras Al Khor Industrial Area in Dubai and seize knock-off fire prevention products including many devices and accessories.

"The lack of quality in counterfeits is harmful to consumers threatening their safety since these fake products do not meet the standards of safety and security. It also causes damages to the country's economy and the original trademark owners," Al-Jallaf added.

Hamid Sayed, Vice-President and General Manager of UL, Middle East Region has warned against the disastrous consequence of counterfeiting safety maintaining products.

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