Two Bangladeshi men arrested for selling counterfeit goods
Over 1,000 items worth HK$600,000 confiscated; police said the warehouse had been in operation for at least one month and targeted tourists
Two men from Bangladesh, aged 27 and 42, were arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit goods to tourists in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon on Monday.
At noon, police and customs officers raided a warehouse in Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion at 80 Nathan Road and confiscated 1,100 items including watches, handbags, wallets and belts worth HK$600,000 (US$76,715), Oriental Daily reported. The two men, both are asylum seekers, were arrested.
Yuen Wing-hong, assistant district commander of Tsim Sha Tsui division, said police believed that the warehouse, formed by five subdivided flats and well-equipped with surveillance cameras, had been in operation for at least a month and targeted tourists, Sing Tao Daily reported.
The suspects sold luxury counterfeit goods to tourists from Europe and North America and more affordable counterfeit goods to tourists from Southeast Asian countries.
Police said the men tried to ask questions to make sure that the tourists were potential buyers before showing them the illegal products.