SINGAPORE - A 34-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in online sales of counterfeit luxury watches and watch accessories.
Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department launched a 13-hour operation on Wednesday (Aug 16), conducting a raid in Beach Road during which they seized 1,102 pieces of trademark infringing goods with an estimated street value of about $53,000.
These included watches and watch accessories such as straps and buckles.
Preliminary investigations showed that the suspect used e-commerce platforms to order these goods from overseas, before reselling them here via a social media platform.
Investigations are ongoing.
The police take a serious view of intellectual property right infringements, and will take action against perpetrators who show a blatant disregard for the law.
The public is advised to be wary of counterfeit goods being sold on e-commerce and social media platforms.
Anyone found guilty of selling or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks may be fined up to $100,000 or jailed for up to five years, or both.