Trade Ministry seizes RM65K in counterfeit goods, arrests five in Johor

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Ministry has seized counterfeit goods worth RM64,662 from eight premises, including the storehouse of an online business.

According to a statement released by the ministry's Johor office, 16 enforcement officers conducted the raids from Sept 28 to 30 in Johor Baru, Kluang and Segamat, following complaints.

About 1,700 fake items were seized, including handbags, apparel, watches and shoes.

“Five individuals, including an Indonesian and Indian national aged between 30 and 40 years old, were also arrested at separate locations in Johor Baru.

“One of the raided premises in Johor Baru turned out to be a storehouse for items sold online,” the statement read.

It stated that the cases were investigated under Section 102(1)(c) of the Trademark Act 2019, which carries a fine of not more than RM10,000 for every fake item sold, a jail term of not more than three years or both upon conviction.

For companies, the offence carries a maximum fine of not more than RM15,000 for every fake item sold.

“The ministry advises traders not to go against the law by selling counterfeit items.

“Consumers are also reminded to report businesses selling fake goods to the authorities via the government call centre at 03-8000 8000, WhatsApp at 019-279 4317 or email to so that actions could be taken,” it read.

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