10 million baht of fake brandname smart phones and accessories seized

About 10 million baht worth of counterfeit brandname smart phones and accessories have been seized in recent raids of shophouses in Chinatown area by officials from the Department of Special Investigation.

The counterfeit products of such brandnames as Apple, Samsung and Hello Kitty were presented to the media at the DSI’s head office Friday morning.

DSI chief Mrs Suwana Suwanchutha said officials from the DSI’s intellectual property rights office and Plabplachai police raided seven shophouses which also serve as warehouses in the vicinity of Suapa road.

The searches uncovered over 20,000 items of counterfeit brandname products which include smart phones, power banks, earphones and other accessories. The haul was estimated to worth about 10 million baht.

Several suspects were arrested on charges of possessing counterfeit products for sale and tax evasions.

Representatives of the brandname products said that all the counterfeit products are of substandard quality and may pose dangers to users.