Wednesday 12 August, 2020

C-TOC makes big ‘counterfeit’ haul at downtown Kingston wholesales

The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now carrying out a major operation in downtown Kingston involving alleged counterfeit goods.

Reports are that C-TOC teams have locked down two wholesales along Princess Street, and have seized counterfeit goods valued at millions of dollars.

Police sources told Loop News that the items seized include large numbers of fake sneakers and other clothing items.

Police said the owners of the business establishments are now being questioned in connection with the illegal goods.

The cops said the operation is the latest in their ongoing thrust to clamp down on local businesses which are reportedly committing intellectual property (IP) theft.

The police cited a direct link between transnational organised crime and the manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit products, which generates billions of dollars in revenue annually.

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