Eight men and women arrested for selling counterfeit goods

SINGAPORE - Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit goods, following a series of police raids in Geylang, Tanjong Pagar, Simei and Bedok.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) also seized about 3,000 counterfeit items during the raids, conducted between April 6 and April 22.

The goods include mobile phones and accessories, luxury watches, handbags, costume jewellery and ladieswear, and have an estimated street value of nearly $100,000.

The suspects - five men and three women aged between 29 and 72 - are believed to have been selling the goods at makeshift stalls, commercial buildings and online.

Police investigations into these cases are ongoing.

Anyone found guilty of selling or distributing infringing goods with falsely applied trademarks may be fined up to $100,000, jailed for up to five years, or both.

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