Customs seize counterfeit shoes and handbags worth HK$2.7 million

Local | 19 Apr 2021 5:05 pm

Customs seized around 22,000 items of suspected counterfeit goods worth about HK$2.7 million last Tuesday. 

The goods were seized at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal on April 13. The officers inspected two 40-foot containers arriving in Hong Kong from Nansha, Guangdong, through risk assessment. 

Officers then found two batches of suspected counterfeit goods, including smart phone accessories, handbags, shoes and watches, inside the two containers. 

Initial investigation suggests that the counterfeit goods will be re-exported to North American and Middle East countries. 

Customs said they will continue to monitor the smuggling trends of counterfeit goods and will cooperate with Mainland customs and oversea law enforcement agencies fighting against illegal activities. 

Customs also remind the public that any person who imports or exports any goods to which a forged trademark is applied commits an offence, and the maximum penalty carries a fine of HK$500,000 and a 5-year imprisonment.

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