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Cosmetics warehouse raided, owner grilled

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Some products in the warehouse had fake logos and were confiscated. Fresh News

Cosmetics warehouse raided, owner grilled

The Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Economic Crimes Department questioned the owner of a Phnom Penh cosmetics warehouse on Wednesday regarding intellectual property infringement.

The warehouse containing 10 tonnes of products is located in Tuol Svay Prey I commune, in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Keng Kang district.

Citing a police officer who asked to remain anonymous, Fresh News reported on Tuesday that the operation was led by Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Muth Dara on suspicion the products were illegal and violated trademarks.

Police found 1,040 boxes of shampoo weighing 11.11 tonnes, toothbrushes (3.5 tonnes), and other cosmetics products (0.48 tonnes). Some products had fake logos and were confiscated.

Boeung Keng Kang district police chief Sim Piseth said on Wednesday that he received the report, but was not aware of the operation.

“I suggest you directly ask officials at the Anti-Economic Crimes Department,” he said.

However, Anti-Economic Crimes Department Director Chan Van Thoeun declined to comment on the case.

Tuol Svay Prey I commune police chief Pov Pidor said on Wednesday that he participated in the operation but didn’t know anything about it.

“I’m not aware of the procedures. I just patrolled in front of the warehouse. The owner of that location was invited for questioning, but I do not know the result,” he said.

Pidor said the evidence included products not authorised by the Ministry of Health, so police decided to confiscate them.

“Joint forces retrieved two bottles of each product for testing. The owner, Meoun Soksitha, was invited to explain matters at the Anti-Economic Crimes Department,” he said.

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