Monday 28 September, 2020

C-TOC clamps down on men selling fake liquor and DVDs

The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) charged four men for breaches of the Trademark and Copyright acts on Monday, May 14.

Reports are that between Saturday, May 12 and Monday, May 14, a team of investigators carried out special operations in St Ann’s Bay, St Ann, where the men were found selling fake Campari liquor to wholesalers in the parish.

Nineteen cases of fake Campari were seized, with a value of approximately $380,000.

Forty-four-year-old Walton Wray of Lendene Drive, Kingston 20, and 32-year-old Duane Fuller of Elm Crescent, Kingston 10, were subsequently arrested and charged.They are scheduled to appear in the St Ann Parish Court on Thursday, July 5.

Another two men were arrested and charged in downtown Kingston for breaches of the Copyright Act on Monday, May 14.

They are 39-year-old Anash Davis, vendor of Luke Lane in Kingston, and 52-year-old Linford Path, vendor of a Kingston 4 address.

Reports are that between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., investigators carried out a special operation in the downtown Kingston area, where four thousand counterfeit DVDs were seized.  The DVDs have an estimated value of $1 million.

Davis and Path are scheduled to appear in the the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on June 14.

Investigations continue into both seizures

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