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Patong raid nets more than 4,000 items of fake-brand clothing

PHUKET: Police from the Royal Thai Police Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD).and officials from Department of Intellectual Property yesterday (Oct 16) arrested two men at the popular OTOP market in Patong and seized more than 4,000 fake brand-name products.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 11:05AM


The raid, at 5:45pm, targetted two unnamed stalls in the market.

At one stall, the officers arrested Prasarn Kaewprapa, 51, after he was found with 1,303 items of fake-brand clothing imitating 12 brands.

At another stall, officers Siriphong Padthum, 60, after he was found with 2,850 items of fake brand clothing imitating 24 brands in total.

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The value of the haul was estimated by by police to be about B1.3 million.

The two men were taken to Patong Police Station to be charged.

 

 

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BenPendejo | 17 October 2018 - 12:23:26

Looks like Khun Prasarn and Khun Siriphong refused to turn in their brown envelopes this month. Funny, all these stalls throughout Phuket sell the same bootleg merchandise. We've all seen it...one shop after another, same same...no different.  It is very curious as to why just a couple of shops get picked out from time to time.  Transparent corruption for all to see, I guess.

Kurt | 17 October 2018 - 11:17:33

Guess, after raiding 2 stalls the police truck was full, not able to target more stalls. On the other hand, OTOP market must continue to exist, right? This raid was good for commission continuation. 'OTOP' market awake again.  TIT.
It is all so transparent what these raids actually are for.  Next month another 2 stalls. Keep it fair.

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