Fake perfume and cosmetic goods worth more than $800,000 seized, 2 women arrested

(Photos: Singapore Police Force)

SINGAPORE — Two women aged 21 and 23 have been arrested following a seizure of more than $800,000 worth of fake perfume and cosmetic products.

On 25 July, Singapore Customs inspected more than 200 pieces of perfume and cosmetic products believed to be counterfeits in a consignment, the police said in a statement on Tuesday (20 August). The case was referred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

In an operation conducted on 6 August, CID officers mounted raids at Tampines North Drive and Sunview Road, resulting in the arrests.

During the operation, more than 16,000 pieces of fake perfume and cosmetic products with false trademarks were seized.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the fake products would be sold on online platforms.

The women are investigated for allegedly being involved in the trading of the fake products. If convicted of such an offence, they may face a fine of up to $100,000 and a maximum jail term of five years, or both.

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