KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) -- Enforcement officers from the Domestic
Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry''s Shah Alam branch office seized
250,000 jerseys believed to be counterfeit, worth RM5 million from two stores in
Bandar Seri Damansara here today.
The ministry''s chief enforcement officer for Selangor, Othman Nawang said
the raids were carried out based on information given by the public and
observation since the last two weeks.
"Various brands of jerseys such as Timberland, Nike, Polo and Adidas were
seized from both stores which were used to keep thousands of the jerseys.
"The sellers were selling a lot of these jerseys due to the Euro Cup
football championship fever which will start very soon. The stocks were received
from overseas and were to be distributed around the Klang Valley," he said when
contacted by Bernama.
Othman said a Cambodian woman in her late 20s was arrested during the raids,
but the storekeepers managed to flee.
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Meanwhile, RM170,000 worth of counterfeit items such as Adidas apparel,
Burberry and Louis Vuitton handbags and perfumes were seized from two premises
at Tuanku Abdul Rahman Plaza by the ministry enforcement officers from its Kuala
Lumpur branch office.
Its Kuala Lumpur enforcement chief Mohd Mokhtar Yeop said said, however, the
owners of both premises ran away during the raid.
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