3 men arrested for selling counterfeit motorcycle parts and accessories

A total of about 440 pieces of trademark-infringing goods were seized.
A total of about 440 pieces of trademark-infringing goods were seized.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Three Chinese nationals were arrested during a four-hour operation against the sale of counterfeit motorcycle parts and accessories on Tuesday (June 13), police said in a statement on Thursday.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted simultaneous raids in Woodlands and Clementi, and nabbed the three men aged from 28 to 30.

A total of about 440 pieces of trademark-infringing goods with an estimated street value of about $17,000 were seized. These included spool kits, balancers, riding gloves and bags.

According to the police, the suspects had used e-commerce platforms to order these counterfeit goods from foreign sources, before reselling them locally via e-commerce platforms.

The statement added that the police take a serious view of intellectual property right infringements and will not hesitate to take strict enforcement action against persons who show a blatant disregard for Singapore laws.

Those found guilty of falsely applying a registered trademark to goods may be fined up to a maximum of $100,000 and/or jailed up to five years.