About 58 million baht-imitation goods were crashed down in incinerator of Phuket Town this morning (30/6). It is being the effort of this nation to vanish copyright looting. Officials and guests used box cutters to tear imitation of Louis Vuitton bags and Ralph Lauren shirts while others damaged fake DVDs with great hammers.
“It will be the first destruction of imitation products this year. It caught 95,038 items, of which 27,677 were seized by Phuket Provincial Police in copyright raids,” said Pajchima Thanasanti, director-general of the Department of Intellectual Property. Custom officers in Phuket also contribute 63,236 items as it caught them at border crossings at Kantang, Sadao and Pedang Besar in Southern Thailand while 4,125 items seized by Department of Special Investigations officers.
About 7.9 million baht fake goods caught in Phuket while garments were dominating this seizure about 23,408 pieces. During the ceremony, Ms Pajchama also handed over campaign banners brandishing the slogan “Intellectual Property Infringement is a SIN” to representatives of Phuket Customs and the provincial police. “We will also launch this campaign at Ao Nang, in Krabi, which has become a ‘red zone’ for pirated goods,” she added.
News by Phuket Gazette