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Police break up counterfeit consumer goods ring in southern Vietnam

Police break up counterfeit consumer goods ring in southern Vietnam

Thursday, January 06, 2022, 14:41 GMT+7
Police break up counterfeit consumer goods ring in southern Vietnam
Counterfeit products are found at a house in Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, January 5, 2022. Photo: B.A. / Tuoi Tre

Police in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam have broken up an illegal ring accused of dealing in counterfeit consumer goods.

The provincial Department of Public Security confirmed on Wednesday it had broken up the illegal racket after raiding 16 locations in Dong Nai Province and Ho Chi Minh City.

Officers had previously launched an investigation into the ring after discovering counterfeit washing powder, cooking oil, beverages, monosodium glutamate (MSG), fish sauce, and toilet paper in Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai.

At around 9:30 am on Wednesday, police inspected a facility owned by 45-year-old Vu Thi Hoa in Dinh Quan District, Dong Nai and found more than two metric tons of products that appeared to be counterfeits of famous brands.

They also discovered two heat press machines and materials used to make fake packaging.

Hoa, who was unable to present proof of origin for the products, but claimed to have bought them in Ho Chi Minh City before repackaging them to masquerade as well-known brands.

On the same morning, other teams of officers swooped on an additional 15 storage facilities and confiscated over 10 metric tons of counterfeit goods, fake packaging, and tools.

Further investigation is ongoing.

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