KUCHING, July 7: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) recently carried a raid on a house at 3rd Mile for allegedly producing fake hand sanitiser products, seizing goods worth RM4,140.
As part of their efforts to crack down on those taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ministry in a press statement today said based on their two-month investigation and surveillance, their enforcement officers together with a complainant from a registered trademark owner raided the house on July 2 at about 12 noon.
“Initial investigations revealed that the house was used as venue to remix and repack fake hand sanitiser before selling it using ‘SARAYA’ trademark.
“Among the items confiscated were 11 units of 5-litre Saraya Smart San, 21 units of one litre Saraya Smart San, 10 bottles of 0.1 litre Saraya Smart San, three empty 25 litre barrels, one barrel containing 10 litre of liquid and one manual pump,” the statement said.
The authorities also arrested a local man in his 30s at the house.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 102 of the Trademark Act 2019.
KPDNHEP in collaboration with all registered trademark owners will continue to monitor, conduct inspections and take firm action from time to time in dealing with counterfeit products in the market.—DayakDaily