IPOH: About 77,000 pairs of counterfeit sandals worth about RM613,000 have been seized by the Perak Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.
Its chief enforcement officer V. Ravichandran said the items were seized during a raid at two premises in Pusing on Wednesday (Sept 18).
"We arrested a man in his 40s, who is the owner of both premises.
"Our initial investigations showed that the sandals were being sold locally and also exported to Indonesia and Thailand," he told reporters here on Thursday (Sept 19).
“We will continue our crackdown on traders involved in selling and making counterfeit items, ” he added.
Ravichandran said the items were seized under Section 8(2)(b) of the Trade Description Act 2011, which carries a penalty up to RM15,000 (organisation) for each of the counterfeit items and double the fine for a second offence.
He added that individuals found guilty of the same offence could face a fine up to RM10,000 for each counterfeit item, or a jail term of up to three years or both upon conviction.