Ministry seizes counterfeit computer components

KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry has confiscated various imitation computer components worth a total of RM320,000 from two premises in Kepong during raids.

Its Kuala Lumpur enforcement chief, Othman Nawang, said a 57-year-old man who is the owner of one of the premises was arrested in the first raid.

“In that noon operation, we seized three imitation printer ink cartridges and 20 imitation packaging units in the business premises,” he said.

Othman said the second raid was carried out on a store used to keep 800 printer ink cartridges, 500 toner cartridges and 600 computer ribbons, which are imitations of a popular brand in the market.

“Investigations revealed that most of the fakes were being sold at almost the same price as their original counterparts,” Othman said.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old woman was detained for burning 2,500 illegal VCDs and DVDs, worth a total of RM25,000, at her shop in Pudu at 6pm yesterday.

So far this year, the ministry has racked up 77 confiscations, involving a total of RM500,000 in goods. — Bernama

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