Cops destroy $1.2 billion in fake goods

April 28, 2018
Workmen removing counterfeit goods to be destroyed from C-TOC office in downtown Kingston.

 

Counterfeit goods valued at $1.2 billion were destroyed by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) during its annual 'Destruction Day' exercise on Wednesday.

The goods included boxes of rum, shoes, handbags, toothpaste, and baby formula.

"Those who carry out the act of counterfeiting and piracy are doing so on an industrial scale and acting like professionals. This is a worrying development that requires an immediate concerted, comprehensive joint response from stakeholders and authorities at the national and international levels: "Head of the C-TOC, Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, said.

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