Singapore News | Two Women Nabbed for Importing $800,000 worth of Fake Cosmetics


Following a 19-hour operation at Tampines North Drive and Sunview Road by officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), two women, aged 21 and 23 have been arrested for allegedly importing and possessing counterfeit perfume and cosmetic products worth more than $800,000 for trade.

In a joint statement released by the police and Singapore Customs more than 16,000 pieces of fake products were reportedly seized during the raid.

According to the statement, preliminary investigations revealed the products, which had falsely applied trademarks were to be sold online.

Anyone found guilty of importing, possessing or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks for the purpose of trade can be fined up to $100,000 or jailed for five years, or both, the statement reportedly said.

In another development, Customs officers inspected a consignment of more than 200 bogus perfumes and cosmetics on July 25 to ensure anti-counterfeiting and substandard products.

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