Dubai police confiscate Dh9bn of counterfeit goods in five years

Officers step up action against trade in contrabrand

Police in Dubai have seized counterfeit goods worth a staggering Dh9.3 billion over the last five years.

The force revealed the figure on Monday and said officers investigated more than 2,000 cases of financial crime including commercial fraud, counterfeiting and forgery over the same period.

During the first half of this year alone, officers at the anti-counterfeit, anti-fraud and anti-commercial fraud and piracy sections dealt with 315 cases, involving 394 suspects. They also recovered goods worth more than Dh1.7bn.

“The department works around the clock to combat economic crimes and holds regular meetings with brands’ representatives to explore methods and tools to uncover counterfeit goods," said Brig Jamal Al Jallaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigations at Dubai Police.

Authorities have been stepping up efforts to clamp down on the counterfeit trade. Over the past few years, the UAE has intensified inspection campaigns and is using blockchain technology to prevent fraud and counterfeiting.

The UAE also signed several international treaties for the protection of copyright work, including the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights agreement.

In March, authorities recovered almost 16,000 illegal or fake tobacco products and shisha oils worth Dh1.5 million.

More than 300,000 bogus filters, spark plugs and other engine parts were seized by officials in 2020.

Updated: August 16th 2021, 12:48 PM

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