Man arrested over fake watches
Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly selling counterfeit luxury goods online.
A total of 1,102 watches and watch accessories, including straps and buckles, were seized.
They have an estimated street value of about $53,000.
In a 13-hour-long operation on Aug 16, officers conducted a raid at Beach Road resulting in the arrest, the police said in a press release yesterday.
Preliminary investigations revealed the suspect had used e-commerce platforms to order the counterfeit goods from foreign sources.
He then resold them locally via a social platform.
Investigations are ongoing.
The police said: "We take a serious view of intellectual property right infringements and will not hesitate to take action against perpetrators who show a blatant disregard for our laws."
Those convicted of selling or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks may be fined up to $100,000, or jailed up to five years, or both.