3rd August 2022 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs today mounted a special operation in various districts across the territory to combat the sale of counterfeit mosquito repellent products and seized about 600 items of related products with an estimated market value of about $25,000.
Customs earlier received information from the trademark owner alleging that there were pharmacies being suspected of selling counterfeit mosquito repellent products. After an in-depth investigation and with the assistance of the trademark owner, Customs officers took enforcement action today and raided five pharmacies in Wan Chai, Sham Shui Po and Tsuen Wan as well as an industrial unit in Kowloon Bay and a company in Wan Chai, both suspected to be connected with the case. A batch of suspected counterfeit mosquito repellent products, including mosquito repellents and mosquito repellent patches, was seized.
During the operation, six men and one woman, aged between 30 and 53, were arrested. They comprise four persons-in-charge of the dispensaries, two staff members of the dispensaries and a person-in-charge of the supplier.
An investigation is ongoing.