Crime and Courts

UAE: Duplicate luxury items worth Dh30 million seized

Staff Report/Ajman
Filed on June 1, 2021 | Last updated on June 1, 2021 at 12.57 pm
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The police seized duplicate leather products, clothes, accessories, watches and sunglasses.

The Ajman Police have seized nearly 120,000 counterfeit items with a street value of Dh30 million.

The police said that their Criminal Investigation Department (CID) received complaints from international companies about a group of shops selling the duplicate products.

UAE: Over 300,000 fake goods worth Dh7.3 million seized this year

In subsequent raids, the police seized leather products, clothes, accessories, watches and sunglasses that bore brand names like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Boss, Chanel, Dior, Prada, Adidas, Rolex and Versace, among others.

Brigadier-General Khaled Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Deputy Director General of Police Operations, said the police have confiscated the products and taken legal action against the shop owners.

Saud Sultan Al Shammari, Director of the Supervision and Commercial Protection, Ajman Department of Economic Development, said the team would continue its crackdown on counterfeit products.

He said the department seized over 300,000 fakes worth Dh7.3 million in three months from January this year.

Commercial fraud has decreased by three per cent in the Emirate, he added.

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