The incident dates back to last November, when police were tipped-off about the defendant’s possession of counterfeit money and his intention of selling it.
The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Abu Dhabi said, “In order to fight off commercial counterfeits across Abu Dhabi, ADDED ran a field inspection campaign with the cooperation of the Abu Dhabi Police, who raided a factory producing counterfeit hand sanitisers bearing the trademark of a global brand and seized all of its contents.”
At a clinic in Mexico, some 80 people received bogus vaccines, which appeared to have been physically harmless though offered no protection against the potentially deadly disease ravaging the country.
Two men posed as wealthy investors in a botched attempt to con a businessman out of cash. They were on Thursday jailed for one year and fined Dhs40,000.
The two Asian men were caught by the Dubai Police’s Department of Combating Economic Crimes, within 60 minutes only after receiving a tip-off about the crime this January.
Dubai Customs destroyed 48,000 counterfeit items as part of its efforts to combat piracy and support sustainable development.
Dubai Customs stopped an attempt to smuggle 58 Vallourec counterfeit oil and gas pipes into the country.
The multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics in cooperation with officials from the Department of Economic Crimes from Dubai Police conducted a major raid to combat trade of counterfeit products. During the series of raids, the officials seized around 6,500 of straight counterfeit Casio watches in different models and 11,500 pieces of 3D Infringing Casio Watches.
A Dhs2 million worth counterfeit cleaning materials were recently seized by Ajman’s Department of Economic Development (DED-Ajman) from a factory in Ajman’s industrial zone.
“The purpose of organising the annual workshop is to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit products and the risks of counterfeit products through the multimedia presentation by the concerned experts,” he said.