Dubai - The Department of Economic Development (DED) confiscated more than 245,000 fake items in the first half of 2011 during raids on Dubai markets, a DED official told Gulf News.
Officials issued 1,370 fines after inspecting 4,000 shops across the emirate, specifically wholesale traders in Karama, Bur Dubai and Deira, said Ahmad Al Awadi, Head of the Commercial Protection Section at DED.
The 245,600 seized counterfeit products comprised an assortment of top brands in clothing, shoes, perfumes, glasses, accessories, electronics, food and construction materials, he added, but would not disclose the amount fined or place a value on the confiscated items.
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