Cops seized 1,400 fake brand shoes at Chinese store

December 22, 2017
Assistant Superintendent of Police Victor Barrett (left) holds a pair of knock-off Nike sneakers at a press conference at the office's of Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime yesterday. Looking on Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey looks at some of the counterfeit goods that were retrieved by police in western Jamaica this week.

One week after THE WEEKEND STAR reported on the presence of fake Clarks shoes on the market, the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC) is boasting about the seizure of counterfeit sneakers, slippers, and caps from a haberdashery in Montego Bay, St James.

The seizure was made on Wednesday when a team from the CTOC went to the Beauty Queen Haberdashery, located at 11-13 St James Street.

Seized were 733 pairs of fake Converse sneakers, 240 Nike slippers, 372 pairs of Nike sneakers, 76 pairs of Adidas slippers, six Louis Vuitton travel bags, three Gucci travel bags, two Puma caps, five Adidas caps, 18 Nike caps, 11 Jordan caps, and 15 Gucci purses.

Thirty-seven-year-old Young Sen Li, a Chinese national, was arrested and charged with the unlawful use of a trademark. He is set to appear before the St James Parish Court on January 24, 2018.

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