2 nabbed for wholesale distribution of fake mobile phone accessories

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested two men, aged 24 and 53, for their suspected involvement in the wholesale distribution of counterfeit mobile phone accessories.

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) conducted raids at Rochor Road, Jalan Besar and Geylang Road on Aug 19. The operation ended on Thursday.

A total of 76,200 pieces of trade mark infringing accessories such as phone casings, batteries, power banks, screen protectors, headphones, Bluetooth receivers, speakers and power adapters were seized.

The estimated street value of the items is about $941,000, said the police in a statement.

Investigations against the suspects are ongoing.

Persons found guilty of selling or distributing infringing goods with falsely applied trade mark may be fined up to $100,000 or a jail term of up to five years, or both.