Fake mobile phone syndicate busted with $1.5m of phones

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Eight men suspected of selling counterfeit mobile phones were arrested on Tuesday, authorities said.

More than 10,660 pieces of trademark-infringing mobile phones and parts, with an estimated street value of almost $1.5 million, were seized.

Officers conducted simultaneous raids in Tanah Merah, Kaki Bukit and Harbourfront in a 10-hour raid, police and Singapore Customs said in a joint press release yesterday.

The eight men, aged between 28 and 40, are suspected to be involved in the sale of counterfeit mobile phones. It is understood that the phones included Apple and Samsung smartphones.

Investigations are ongoing.

Persons found guilty of falsely applying a registered trademark to goods may be fined up to $100,000, or jailed up to five years, or both. - THE STRAITS TIMES.