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China: Gang made, sold almost 1M fake luxury bags



Tourists look at photographs of counterfeit designer bags and watches at a market in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. AFP FILE PHOTO

BEIJING — Police in China have arrested 73 people suspected of manufacturing and selling almost 1 million fake luxury bags.

The Ministry of Public Security says police seized more than 20,000 fake Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Coach bags and closed 37 sites where the forgery ring made or sold the bags. Police say the ring sold more than 960,000 bags and exported many to the United States and Middle East.

The ministry said Sunday that police in southern Guangdong province uncovered the forgery ring in January and that Chinese agents worked with U.S. customs and immigration officials in the case.

It said authorities seized assets worth 5 billion yuan ($800 million), including unsold counterfeit goods, production equipment and bank accounts.


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Tags: China , Coach , fake luxury bags , Hermès , Louis Vuitton

  • ah_ok_fine12

    thats a lotsa money.. way to go for china. bakit di namention ang pinas? wlang umorder?

    • DIGOYBULOY

       baka dahil walang makaka-afford ng fake

      • haybuhay69

        punta ka ng greenhills

  • WeAry_Bat

    di ba yan yung nasa greenmountains…

    • riccisan

      :p okay napaisip ako doon ah haha

  • bugoybanggers

    yan ang mahirap diyan. Sa China, talagang nananadya silang mameke ng produkto para kumita ng malaki ang GOBYERNO nila, ngayon kunwari hinuhuli na? Kababalaghan! Sila ang nagpabagsak ng ekonomiya sa WEST at dahil din sa US na naghikayat sa CHINA na sumali sa WTO kaya tuloy ito ang resulta. Yumaman ang CHINA dahil sa mga PEKE.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/67MNKU7JSBV35RO7ROKB6G64JI fishy_jojo

      yeah, at nakakapagtakang ngayon lang nila nadiskubre ang “ring.”

  • joboni96

    natural yan sa mga intsik switiks

    on the other side
    the capitalists gouging the consumers
    with image making

    tulad ni mommy pacman
    with her hermes bag

    the fool is soon parted from his money

  • pfc_kulapu

    chinese are certified thief..

  • kismaytami

    Piracy is no news in china, its their way of life.

    • bugoybanggers

      Kasama yata iyan sa mga SUBJECT na tinuturo sa mga CHINESE SCHOOLS sa PINAS, ang PANDARAYA!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    pilipinas din naman gumagawa rin ng peke bag”

    • 444mangyan888

      mga chekwa yun..mostly from binondo…!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTJMSYLUMOYTKDWNY2JC2EFQPQ URDUJA

         AND NAKAKALUNGKOT… BINIBILI NAMAN NG KARAMIHAN NG  PILIPINO….

    • riccisan

      sir,bihira tayo gumagawa ng bag sa ngayon, peke man or hindi. napakamahal kasi magtayo ng fabrication as big as this one. puro mga kooperatiba na lang. mahal kasi ang pasahod sa atin here, at di hamak dekalidad pa ang tahi natin. why make where you can buy and sell di ba?

  • asarin

    kaya hayan america, protektahan mo pa lalo ang mga intsik! nakalimutan mo na ang mga dating kaibigan mo na tumutulong saiyo dati. ngayong malakas na ang tsina pati ikaw america ay tutuklawin! tandaan mo yan!



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