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Trelawny supermarket owner fined for stocking illicit Wray & Nephew rum

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 5:22 PM

A businessman whose supermarket was found stocked with over 100 bottles of illicit Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum has been convicted of breaches of the Trademark and Excise acts.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) says 38-year-old Shi Chang Li was fined $400,000 for unlawful use of trademark, $300,000 for misleading and deceptive conduct and 50,000 for breaches of the Excise Duty Act.

CCU says the fines were announced in the Falmouth Parish Court yesterday.

It’s reported that members of the Trelawny Proactive Investigations Unit, accompanied by representatives of J. Wray & Nephew, conducted an operation at a supermarket owned by Chang Li in Water Square Trelawny where the items were found.