Assistant Superintendent Victor Barrett, Director of the Intellectual Property Unit at C-TOC
A store owner was arrested on Thursday following the seizure of counterfeit goods along Luke Lane in downtown Kingston.
The items, valued at more than $5 million, were seized during an operation by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Division (C-TOC).
The owner of the store will be charged with breaches of the Consumer Protection Act, the Trademark Act and the Customs Act.
Assistant Superintendent Victor Barrett, Director of the Intellectual Property Unit at C-TOC, said almost three-quarters of the store had counterfeit items, including Gucci, Fendi, Tommy Hilfiger, and other major brands.
Mr. Barrett urged merchants to desist from selling counterfeit goods but to channel their funds in a positive way by developing their own brands or getting permission to sell legitimate items from already developed brands.