3m of fake branded glasses seized

Lt. Col. Pol Korawat Panpapakorn, director general of the Special Investigations Department, examines a box of fake glasses during the raids in Bangkok’s Dao Khanong neighborhood on Tuesday. Around 3 million pairs of designer fake glasses were seized. (Photo DSI)

A Chinese man was arrested and around 3 million pairs of designer fake glasses seized during searches of the premises of Dao Khanong in Thon buri district by officials from the Special Investigations Department (DSI) on Tuesday.

Armed with a warrant issued by the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Tribunal, DSI Secretary General Lt. Col. Pol Korawat Panpapakorn led a team of investigators to search the BMC Dao Khanong cinema and apartments. Dao Khanong n ° 1418, 1420, 1611 and 1612.

They were acting on the basis of information about the pirated glasses stored there.

They found around 3 million pairs of fraudulent glasses with names such as Ray Ban, Gucci, Oakley, Chanel, Christian Dior, Doilce & Gabbana (D&G), Cartier, Montblanc, Armani, Fendi, Gentel Monster, Celine and Versace. All had been smuggled into the country.

The counterfeit goods were worth around 300 million baht in total, according to the ISD.

A Chinese man, identified as Changli Li, 42, was arrested and charged with smuggling.

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