BANGKOK – Thailandâ€™s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has seized nearly one million pairs of fake designer sunglasses in a series of raids against a counterfeiting gang in which two Chinese nationals were arrested, investigators said Thursday.
Pol. Col. Songsak Raksaksakul confirmed the arrest of two Chinese nationals, Ms Ton Ting Cu and Mr Hong Jee Zu who were paraded in front of the media on Thursday afternoon. Both have been charged with possession of contraband goods.
The two chinese suspects, were detained at a warehouse where much of the huge contraband cache was uncovered in Bangkokâ€™s bustling Chinatown district where a total of 895,897 sunglasses were seized.
Ray-Ban, Oakley, Louis Vuitton and Dior were among some of were to be sold as genuine versions, the a DSI official said.
Counterfeit goods are ubiquitous in Thailand and sold openly on the streets. Occasional police crackdowns do little to dent the demand for cheap copies of luxury labels.
Bangkokâ€™s crowded Chinatown district is popular with tourists and locals alike for its heaving alleyway markets stacked with a huge array of goods, many of them manufactured in Chinese factories.
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