MAN ARRESTED SUSPECT INVOLVEMENT OF FAKE ROLEX WATCHES

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312312121121Source: Singapore Police Force

The Police have arrested a 38-year-old man for his suspected involvement in online sales of counterfeit luxury watches and accessories.

On 27 September 2018, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted a raid in the vicinity of Bukit Timah, resulting in the arrest. During the operation, a total of 255 pieces of trademark-infringing goods such as watches and watch accessories were seized.

The estimated street value of the items was more than S$140,000. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had procured these counterfeit goods from local and foreign sources, before reselling them via various online platforms.

Investigations are ongoing.

The Police take a serious view of intellectual property right (IPR) infringements. Distribution and sale of counterfeit goods are serious offences and the Police will not hesitate to take tough action against these 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.

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