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Police in Vietnam bust counterfeit bleach production facility

Friday, November 06, 2020, 14:45 GMT+7
Police in Vietnam bust counterfeit bleach production facility
Counterfeit bleach products discovered in a police raid in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

Police raided a factory in southern Vietnam this week following signs of it manufacturing copycat cleaning products.

The swoop on the factory was carried out by economic police in cooperation with other relevant local police agencies in Thuan Giao District, Binh Duong Province on Wednesday. 

The factory had been operated by QNP Co. Ltd., according to police reports.

Officers involved in the raid caught workers on a production line pouring unidentified cleaning agents into bottles, applying fake labels featuring popular brands, and boxing products.

A bottle of cleaing product is being filled with chemicals with unclear origins. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

A bottle of bleach is being filled with chemicals of unclear origin in Binh Duong Province. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

Workers at the factory claimed they did not know what chemicals they were handling and that all instructions had been handed down directly from the facility’s owner.  

Nguyen Minh Kien, head of the provincial economic police department, said that the racket was located deep in a guard-protected alleyway.

The scale of this illegitimate production was considerably large, with hundreds of boxes of counterfeit products made and sold each day, police said.

Binh Duong police officers also asked the local market surveillance authority to assist them in counting and seizing the counterfeit goods.

Authorities are still questioning suspects and collecting relevant documents to further their investigation.

Boxes of chemicals with unclear origins discovered in a police raid in Binh Duong Province. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

Boxes of chemicals of unclear origin discovered in a police raid in Binh Duong Province. Photo: Ba Son / Tuoi Tre

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