Is Christmas Ruined? $9 Million Counterfeit Goods Seized Downtown, Kingston

Counterfeit goods valued at $9 million have been seized by investigators from the police's Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (CTOC).

According to a report from the Jamaica Gleaner, one man remains in police custody in relation to the find.

C-TOC said the seizure was made during a special operation conducted between 12:10 p.m and 7:00 p.m at a premises on Mark Lane in downtown Kingston yesterday.

The police unit said over 1000 pairs of counterfeit footwear and sports jerseys were seized.

C-TOC said that to date it has seized over $1.5 billion worth of counterfeit goods.

CTOC noted that it has a mandate to disrupt the counterfeit industry and that Jamaica, as a sovereign state, is obliged to protect its citizens from faulty and or substandard goods.

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