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Kingston businesswoman convicted for selling bleaching cream, counterfeit earphones

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 1:30 PM

Thirty-four-year-old businesswoman Sulian Zhang has pleaded guilty to breaches of the Pharmacy Act and the Intellectual Property Act.

Zhang was who appeared before the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday was convicted for selling skin lightening cream and counterfeit earphones.

She was fined $400,000 or six months in prison.

The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) says on December 23, an operation was carried out at Zhang’s business place on Barry Street in downtown Kingston during which several boxes of counterfeit earphones and skin lightening cream were found.

The head of C-TOC’s Intellectual Property Unit, Detective Inspector Clarence Bailey is reminding members of the public that they can be arrested and charged for buying counterfeit items.

Additionally, he said skin lightening paraphernalia should only be bought from a licensed pharmacist under the instructions of a dermatologist.