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Police make another major counterfeit bust in downtown Kingston

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 1:08 PM
A man assists in loading the confiscated counterfeit goods on to a police truck - Ricardo Makyn photo
A policeman stands guard at the Coastal City Clothing and Shoes Wholesale in downtown Kingston during a major operation - Ricardo Makyn photo
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Officers from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC) are now conducting a raid at the Coastal City Clothing and Shoes Wholesale store on Barry Street in downtown Kingston.

Already, the officers have seized a large number of items said to be counterfeit.

The police say the operation is part of their mandate to rid the country of goods in breach of the Intellectual Property Rights Act. 

This is the second major raid in downtown Kingston in two weeks.

In the first raid, more than $300 million worth of counterfeit items were seized.

Six persons were arrested for various breaches of the Intellectual Property Rights Act.

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