Fake windscreens worth over RM140,000 seized

A newly installed windscreen on a Perodua Myvi is taped up to ensure the adhesive sets in.

PETALING JAYA: The Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry has seized fake windscreens worth over RM140,000 in several raids in the Klang Valley.

Raids on four premises in Petaling Jaya and Kepong on May 9 resulted in the confiscation of 153 vehicle windscreens that are believed to be fake.

Its director-general of enforcement, Datuk Azman Adam, said in a statement today that the raids were conducted based on complaints lodged by representatives of registered trademark owners as well as preliminary intelligence gathered by the ministry.

"The results of further inspection on the premises involved (three in Petaling Jaya, one in Kepong) found 153 vehicle windscreens suspected of bearing counterfeit trademarks, which are offences under the Trademarks Act 2019," he said.

Azman said that the total value of the fake windscreens is estimated at RM140,200 and added that all the windscreens along with some other business documents have been seized for investigation purposes.

Following this, the ministry detained two men aged 20 and 31 who claimed responsibility for the premises involved and are believed to have committed offences under the Trademarks Act 2019.

Azman cautioned related parties not to engage in the sale of unauthorised goods, especially in relation to vehicle spare parts, which do not have the approval or permission of the registered trademark owners.

He also reminded the public not to support the sale of such counterfeit goods.
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