Two Chinese nationals charged for massive counterfeit seizure in Jamaica

Two Chinese nationals charged for massive counterfeit seizure in Jamaica

Two Chinese nationals have been charged by investigators from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime branch of the police force following the seizure of counterfeit goods valued at over $300 million in an operation on Princess Street in downtown Kingston on Wednesday.

Forty-year-old Zhang Timpim of a Kingston 5 address, and 32-year-old Yang Zhao of Kingston 8, were both charged with unauthorised use of trademark, breaches of the Customs Act, and misleading and deceptive conduct.

Reports are that about 9:00 a.m., lawmen were on an operation in the area when a number of stores were searched. Hundreds of counterfeit items, including shoes, clothing, phone cases, bag packs and other items, were seized.

Six person – five males and one female – were subsequently taken into custody However, four were later released.

The accused are to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on May 2.

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