13 Jan '11, 11am

Counterfeiters thwarted as 23,000 pieces of counterfeit goods were seized in Bangkok:

BANGKOK - THE Department of Special Investigation (DSI) seized 23,000 pieces of counterfeit iPhones, iPads, cellphones and brand-name clothes worth Bt10 million (S$424,000) from five shops in Bangkok's Indra Square and MBK Centre, senior officials said on Wednesday. DSI chief Tharit Pengdit and Pol Colonel Pravesana Mulpramook, director of the DSI Intellectual Property Crime Bureau, said on Wednesday that initial investigation showed the five shops, all called Zirtel, were owned by a private firm. DSI was checking to see if a politician or influential figure might be involved. The company's board members will face charges and most of them have already contacted DSI to surrender. As for owners of the retail space, the DSI has warned them that if violators of the intellectual property law were arrested on their premises again, the landlords would also face legal action. The ...

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Heroin seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in October 2010. -- PHOTO: CNB AN ESTIMATED $10.4 million worth of dru...