Hong Kong customs authorities arrested 45 people selling counterfeit goods on social network sites as part of a government crackdown on trademark violations from February to April, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday.
Customs agents seized fake goods worth around HK$1.12 million (US$144,476), including sportswear, cosmetics, toys and mobile phone accessories, according to the newspaper. Of those arrested, 13 were students, including a 14-year-old.
Sellers of counterfeit goods have shifted to social network sites amid intense police operations on illegal street hawking as well as strict requirements and stiff fees set at online auction and shopping sites, the report said.
– Contact us at [email protected]