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Man arrested over counterfeit watches in Singapore. (Photos: Singapore Police Force)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the online sale of counterfeit luxury watches and accessories, the police said in a press release on Saturday (29 September).

Man arrested in Singapore over counterfeit luxury watches: police

A man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the online sale of counterfeit luxury watches and accessories, the police said in a press release on Saturday (29 September).

On Thursday (27 September), officers from the Criminal Investigation Department conducted a raid in the vicinity of Bukit Timah, resulting in the arrest.

A total of 255 pieces of trademark-infringing goods such as watches and watch accessories were seized in the operation. The police said the estimated street value of the items was more than S$140,000.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had procured these counterfeit goods from local and foreign sources before reselling them via various online platforms.

Investigations are in progress, the police say.

Intellectual property right infringements are against the law in Singapore. Those found guilty of selling or distributing goods with falsely applied trademarks could be fined up to a maximum of $100,000, or jailed up to five years, or both.

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