ACTING on complaints from tourists that the counterfeit designer goods they bought in Phuket were of poor quality a team of officials and security officers raided a warehouse at Patong beach and seized 10 million baht worth of these fake products last night, Thai News Agency said today (August 30).
At 9 pm last night Group Captain Bavorn Phromkaewngarm, deputy director of Internal Security in Phuket, took a team of policemen from Patong station plus navy officers, soldiers and commerce officials to raid the warehouse off Patong beach road and seized a large array counterfeit luxury goods.
Among the 7,000 pieces of fake big-brand merchandise were handbags, belts, sneakers and clothes worth over 10 million baht.
Police arrested Mr Dambha Du, 31, a Nepalese with a Myanmar work permit and Mr Lam, 34, a Vietnamese who claimed to be the owner of the warehouse and took them to Patong station for further legal action.
Mr Bavorn said there had been a lot of complaints from tourists who had bought these fake products and found that there were of bad quality and also complaints from representatives of these big brands in Thailand.
Top: Some of the fake big-brand products seized from a Patong warehouse last night. Photo: Thai News Agency