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3 arrests in raid on counterfeit goods in Hat Yai market

Apr 27. 2018
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By The Nation

Three people were arrested when police raided shops selling counterfeit brandname goods at a well-known market in the heart of Songkhla’s Hat Yai town on Thursday evening.

Police from the Economic Crime Suppression Division raided the Kim Yong Market and seized goods from seven shops that allegedly violate brand name copyrights. The estimated Bt1 million in goods included handbags, belts, shoes and travel bags.

Police managed to arrest only three vendors as others fled. One was identified as Kittikhun Uawattanaphan, 36, who fled the last crackdown and was wanted under an arrest warrant.

Pol Lt-Colonel Atichart Amornpradit, an inspector of the ECSD for the southern provinces, said the raid was carried out following complaints by the brands’ representatives that counterfeit versions of their products were were being sold at the market.

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