About 700 counterfeit women's bags and wallets imported from China have been seized by Singapore Customs.
The items, estimated to have a total value of $32,000, were found during an inspection of goods at the Tanjong Pagar Distripark. They were confiscated by the authorities yesterday.
A Singapore Customs spokesman said the agency has notified the brand owners, who are considering whether to take action against the importer.
He added that the city-state "does not condone such illegal trading activities and will take firm action against importers of counterfeit goods".
An importer of counterfeit goods faces a fine of up to $10,000 for each item where the trademark is falsely applied, up to $100,000, and/or imprisonment of up to five years.
Those found guilty of counterfeiting a registered trademark can be fined up to $100,000 and/or put in jail for up to five years.
Anyone with information on illegal trading activities can report them to Singapore Customs via customs_ email@example.com.
All information received will be treated in strict confidence, said the agency.
This article was first published on May 7, 2015.
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