Joint UAE and China raids seize $257 million in counterfeit goods

Thank you for your reading and interest in the news Joint UAE and China raids seize $257 million in counterfeit goods and now with details

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - A total of 57 suspects have been arrested by police

Dec 3, 2019

December 3, 2019


facebook shares

More than 28,000 counterfeit goods valued at $257 million have been seized in a joint operation by police in China and the UAE.

Officers in raided 10 locations in the emirate while authorities in China arrested 37 suspects.

Among the items confiscated were more than 7,000 counterfeit handbags purporting to be genuine Louis Vuitton and Chanel brands.

Xinhua, China’s state news agency, said the fakes were imported into the Emirates using falsified customs documents.

Some of the counterfeit items were also hidden among shipments of genuine products.

Over the summer, China launched a nationwide operation against counterfeiters – arresting more than 6,100 people to date.

And in July, the Department of Economic Development in Dubai announced its own crackdown with the introduction of new technology to help identify luxury counterfeit goods.

Mohammed Ali Rashid Lootah, chief executive of Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection at the Department of Economic Development, said the AI initiative would enable customs officers to identify fake products more quickly and accurately.

According to Chinese police, the items seized in the countries’ recent joint operation were manufactured at a factory in South China‘s Guangdong Province. The goods were confiscated in the UAE as well as prior to their export from China.

Updated: December 3, 2019 12:11 PM

These were the details of the news Joint UAE and China raids seize $257 million in counterfeit goods for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.