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PHUKET: A Patong raid led to half a million baht's worth of pirated goods being seized from 19 shops this morning.

“After learning from our source that there were many shops selling pirated goods in Patong, we took teams of officers to the area for inspection. The shop owners managed to escape the scene as soon as we arrived,” said Maj Adichat Amornpradit of the Economic Crime Suppression Division 4 (CSD).

The confiscated goods included bags, speakers, headphones, mobile cases, ocean packs and other miscellaneous items.

“Part of our duty is to keep an eye on such activities, especially as we have received many complaints from big brands and companies, both in Thailand and abroad. Patong is well-known for selling forged goods, so we have to keep taking action,” said Maj Adichat.

Last month, ten vendors were arrested and about 20 million baht worth of counterfeit merchandise was confiscated following complaints by the Department of Intellectual Property in Bangkok (story here).
— Winai Sarot

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Ha, ha – "The shop owners managed to escape the scene as soon as we arrived." I guess they have never heard of the concept of cordon-off and search. Mind you, it stops them having to prosecute the big wigs behind this whilst pulling off yet another PR stunt. What a farce.

Posted by Mister Ree June 16, 2017 09:29:15PM

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You cannot catch the real owners, who always seem to run away, but only the poor people who run the shops. Get real, police, and convict the owners. Then, and only then, will people believe you.

Posted by bazza June 16, 2017 09:50:02PM

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Counterfeit goods are available everywhere in Asia, and in Hong Kong and Bali they even sell them in the Duty Free sections of the airport and no one stops them doing it like here. The US is not Thailand's boss and cannot set the rules.

Posted by peter rawai June 17, 2017 07:03:56AM

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Ha, ha – "The shop owners managed to escape the scene as soon as we arrived." I guess they have never heard of the concept of cordon-off and search. Mind you, it stops them having to prosecute the big wigs behind this whilst pulling off yet another PR stunt. What a farce.

Posted by Mister Ree

Yes, I think everyone knows that these are Public Relations ploys - false as can be. If there were any sincerity in it, they would simply have shut down all such vendors 20 years ago - easy! The police would have to be totally blind to miss them :))))

Posted by Jim Aniston June 17, 2017 11:08:16AM

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Counterfeit goods are available everywhere in Asia, and in Hong Kong and Bali they even sell them in the Duty Free sections of the airport and no one stops them doing it like here. The US is not Thailand's boss and cannot set the rules.

Posted by peter rawai

Most of the goods counterfeited and sold here are European brands, not American ones. Anyway, until the cops stop taking tea money, ongoing trade in pirated goods is guaranteed.

Posted by Ben Weintraub June 17, 2017 11:18:10AM

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Now what happens to these bad goods?

Posted by Martin June 17, 2017 03:23:37PM

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Counterfeit goods are available everywhere in Asia, and in Hong Kong and Bali they even sell them in the Duty Free sections of the airport and no one stops them doing it like here. The US is not Thailand's boss and cannot set the rules.

Posted by peter rawai

Most of the goods counterfeited and sold here are European brands, not American ones. Anyway, until the cops stop taking tea money, ongoing trade in pirated goods is guaranteed.

Posted by Ben Weintraub

It was the American ambassador not european ones complaining about counterfeit goods awhile ago.

Posted by peter rawai June 17, 2017 04:44:57PM

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Now what happens to these bad goods?

Posted by Martin

Guess.

Posted by Rick Oberman June 18, 2017 10:10:21AM

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Now what happens to these bad goods?

Posted by Martin

Guess.

Posted by Rick Oberman

The police will send the media PR photos of a steam roller crushing and destroying about 20% of the lowest value goods seized. The rest will find it's way a) back into retail commerce or b) private ownership by certain officials.

Posted by George Capsaskis June 18, 2017 01:23:22PM

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Ask Phuket government for the home address of the owners who rent them from the government and go round and arrest them, but we all know they won't do that as they don't really care!

Posted by Malczx7r June 24, 2017 04:35:13PM

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Ask Phuket government for the home address of the owners who rent them from the government and go round and arrest them, but we all know they won't do that as they don't really care!

Posted by Malczx7r June 24, 2017 04:35:13PM

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Now what happens to these bad goods?

Posted by Martin

Guess.

Posted by Rick Oberman

The police will send the media PR photos of a steam roller crushing and destroying about 20% of the lowest value goods seized. The rest will find it's way a) back into retail commerce or b) private ownership by certain officials.

Posted by George Capsaskis June 18, 2017 01:23:22PM

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Now what happens to these bad goods?

Posted by Martin

Guess.

Posted by Rick Oberman June 18, 2017 10:10:21AM

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Counterfeit goods are available everywhere in Asia, and in Hong Kong and Bali they even sell them in the Duty Free sections of the airport and no one stops them doing it like here. The US is not Thailand's boss and cannot set the rules.

Posted by peter rawai

Most of the goods counterfeited and sold here are European brands, not American ones. Anyway, until the cops stop taking tea money, ongoing trade in pirated goods is guaranteed.

Posted by Ben Weintraub

It was the American ambassador not european ones complaining about counterfeit goods awhile ago.

Posted by peter rawai June 17, 2017 04:44:57PM

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Now what happens to these bad goods?

Posted by Martin June 17, 2017 03:23:37PM

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Counterfeit goods are available everywhere in Asia, and in Hong Kong and Bali they even sell them in the Duty Free sections of the airport and no one stops them doing it like here. The US is not Thailand's boss and cannot set the rules.

Posted by peter rawai

Most of the goods counterfeited and sold here are European brands, not American ones. Anyway, until the cops stop taking tea money, ongoing trade in pirated goods is guaranteed.

Posted by Ben Weintraub June 17, 2017 11:18:10AM

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Ha, ha – "The shop owners managed to escape the scene as soon as we arrived." I guess they have never heard of the concept of cordon-off and search. Mind you, it stops them having to prosecute the big wigs behind this whilst pulling off yet another PR stunt. What a farce.

Posted by Mister Ree

Yes, I think everyone knows that these are Public Relations ploys - false as can be. If there were any sincerity in it, they would simply have shut down all such vendors 20 years ago - easy! The police would have to be totally blind to miss them :))))

Posted by Jim Aniston June 17, 2017 11:08:16AM

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Counterfeit goods are available everywhere in Asia, and in Hong Kong and Bali they even sell them in the Duty Free sections of the airport and no one stops them doing it like here. The US is not Thailand's boss and cannot set the rules.

Posted by peter rawai June 17, 2017 07:03:56AM

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You cannot catch the real owners, who always seem to run away, but only the poor people who run the shops. Get real, police, and convict the owners. Then, and only then, will people believe you.

Posted by bazza June 16, 2017 09:50:02PM

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Ha, ha – "The shop owners managed to escape the scene as soon as we arrived." I guess they have never heard of the concept of cordon-off and search. Mind you, it stops them having to prosecute the big wigs behind this whilst pulling off yet another PR stunt. What a farce.

Posted by Mister Ree June 16, 2017 09:29:15PM

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