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Customs crushes fake Dior, Armani products worth P3B

The Bureau of Customs has condemned multiple packages containing fake goods which were discovered in Tondo, Manila.

The Bureau of Customs has condemned multiple packages containing fake goods which were discovered in Tondo, Manila.

In a statement, the bureau said the total haul worth P3 billion has been forfeited, crushed, and shredded by authorities on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Lotions, perfume, shampoo, make-up and lipstick products carrying copied logos of popular brands like Armani, Dior, Olay, Nivea, and Cetaphil were destroyed for violating intellectual property rights.

The goods were stored at the warehouse of Tritek Reverse Logistics Corp. and were brought to a condemnation facility in San Pedro, Laguna.

?Our crackdown against fake products is going well. However, the public must be made aware that continued patronage and exposure to counterfeit items pose health risks to the user,? Commissioner Isidro Lape?a said.

“We are receiving reports from brand owners that are greatly affected by the proliferation of fake items. We must promote a healthy competition in the market.”

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