The Police have arrested four women and two men, aged between 26 and 54, for their suspected involvement in selling counterfeit luxury goods and apparel.
On 7 July 2019, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted simultaneous raids during a 16-hour operation against seven retail outlets at Far East Plaza, resulting in the arrests. More than 500 pieces of trademark-infringing goods such as footwear, watches, bags, caps and accessories with an estimated street value of about S$80,000 were seized. Investigations are ongoing.
The Police take a serious view of intellectual property right infringements. Distribution and sale of counterfeit goods are serious offences and the Police will not hesitate to take tough action against perpetrators who profit at the expense of legitimate businesses and consumers.
Anyone found guilty of selling or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks may be fined up to a maximum of $100,000, or an imprisonment term which may extend to five years, or both.
Source: Singapore Police Force