Police raid finds fake goods at Sim Lim Square

Singaporean police have found $1.03 million worth of fake goods at Sim Lim Square.

The counterfeit products were seized from four retail outlets in the high-profile shopping centre, according to the Straits Times.

Some 6000 pieces of trademark-infringing items including laptop power adaptors, batteries, LCD screens, power supply units, cables and earpieces were seized in the raid and three men were arrested.

According to Criminal Investigation Department, selling or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks can attract fines of up to $100,000, and jail terms of up to five years.

“Police take a serious view of intellectual property right (IPR) infringements and will not hesitate to take action against perpetrators who show blatant disregard for our IPR laws and at the expense of legitimate businesses,” said Florence Chua, director and deputy commissioner of police (investigations and intelligence).

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