12th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs yesterday conducted an enforcement operation to combat the sale of counterfeit wheel rims and seized 42 suspected counterfeit wheel rims with an estimated market value of about HK$50,000 in a car parts shop.
Customs earlier received information alleging that suspected counterfeit wheel rims were offered for sale on online platforms. Initial investigation found that a seller had set up a dedicated page on a social media platform to sell suspected counterfeit wheel rims.
After an in-depth investigation with the assistance of trademark owners, Customs officers yesterday raided a car parts shop in San Tin and seized the batch of suspected counterfeit goods.
During the operation, a 52-year-old male salesperson and a 34-year-old female salesperson were arrested.
An investigation is ongoing. The likelihood of further arrests has not been excluded.
HKSAR Govt Press Release