Amazon announced on November 9 that it identified and dismantled three major counterfeiting operations in China with the help of local Public Security Bureaus and Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit.

The world’s largest e-commerce company said that law enforcement in the U.S. and England confiscated more than 240,000 fake products of luxury, sports, and automotive brands in Guangdong and Jiangxi provinces.

They include more than 130,000 knock-off car accessories and fake brand labels that were infringed on BMW, Porsche, and General Motors. 

Also, nearly 80,000 counterfeit luxury goods, over 30,000 pieces of fake apparel, and fake brand labels, including Hugo Boss, Puma, and Under Armour.

Amazon said, “This latest effort adds to the more than 3 million counterfeit products Amazon identified, seized, and appropriately disposed of last year, which included counterfeits sent to Amazon’s fulfillment centers in an unsuccessful attempt to sell to Amazon customers.”

It added that the local Public Security Bureaus arrested the main suspects for further investigation and destroyed all infringing listings related to these cases. 

Regarding Chinese counterfeits, Da Ji Yuan last month reported that Hong Kong Customs detected 14 alleged cases and seized more than 63,000 pieces of suspected counterfeit goods.

The outlet, citing intelligence, reported that Hong Kong officials launched a special operation code-named “Stalker III” from September 28 to October 11. Forty Customs officers raided different demolition yards in Lau Fau Shan, Yuen Long, Tsing Yi, and Kwai Chung, and arrested 1 man and 4 women. The counterfeits have an estimated market value of nearly $4 million (HK$30 million) and include watches, phone accessories, sunglasses, soccer jerseys, handbags, and sports shoes.

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