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Dh400,000 worth fake items land two in jail.

Summary: The counterfeit items included the fakes of about 10 renowned international brands such as Burburry, Nike and Adidas.

The Dubai Police have arrested two GCC nationals with counterfeit products (clothes, bags, shoes etc), worth Dh400,000, that the suspects had stored in a warehouse in the emirate.

Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Commander in chief of the Dubai Police, said that the Anti-Economic Crime Department of the Dubai Police, was tipped off that about 40,000 counterfeit items were kept in a warehouse at Al Warsan port. And that the products - that included the fakes of about 10 renowned international brands such as Burburry, Nike and Adidas - were meant to be exported outside the country.

After verifying the information, officers from the Anti-Economic Crime Department raided the warehouse and seized the counterfeit products. Investigations revealed that the suspects had imported the goods using incorrect documents (that showed wrong specifications that did not match the items).

The two suspects confessed that they imported the fake products as they wanted to export it to a GCC country.

He said that importing fake products will affect harm the manufacturer of the brands and also the economy .

Major Al Mansouri said fake products not only harm the original manufacturers but also the economy as they depreciate the brand and depreciate the value of existing goods.

Director of the Anti-Economic Crime department of the Dubai Police, Major Salah Bu Osaiba, said that the police had to use 10 cars to transport the faked products to the Dubai court warehouses. The items shall remain in the custody of the police until the court orders to destroy the fake products. The case was referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution.

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Date:Nov 1, 2015
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