67.7 Million Counterfeit Products Worth Dh1.16 Billion Seized in Dubai

Counterfeit Products

Terrorists, traffickers, tax criminals and individuals from worldwide wrongdoing syndicates have been utilizing incomes created from the trade of counterfeit items to abet criminal action, Gulf News was told on Tuesday.

This cash goes towards financing global violations, for example, terrorism, fear mongering, sedate trafficking and illegal tax avoidance and consequently, the general population ought to be more cautious about obtaining counterfeit merchandise, said Major-General Dr Abdul Qudoos Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Quality and Excellence Affairs at Dubai Police and chairman of the Emirates Intellectual Property Association.

Talking on the side-lines of the third Community Safety Conference on Tuesday, Maj-Gen Al Obaidly tended to the general population through Gulf News and stated: “The trade in fake products is causing a noteworthy misfortune for the worldwide economy. By 2022, we anticipate that it will touch $4.2 trillion. It is a major issue and there is a requirement for more noteworthy participation between the government and the private segments. We additionally require people, in general, to be more mindful and not purchase counterfeit items.”

Maj-Gen Al Obaidly focused on that UAE plans to be one of the world’s best nations in battling the sale of fake products. “Dubai Economy (Department of Economic Development in Dubai) seized 67.7 million phoney products worth Dh1.16 billion a year ago. We have the vision to be the number one nation in handling the fake item exchange by 2021,” he said.

Al Obaidly said the there should a more extreme penalisation for individuals managing fake items, particularly for the individuals who exchange counterfeit drugs. “It can lead to deaths.”

Dubai Police recorded 243 instances of exchanging and having counterfeit items and robbery in 2017 including an aggregate evaluated estimation of Dh288 million.

Lieutenant-Colonel Salah Bu Osaiba, director of the Anti-Economic Crimes Department, said officers get data regarding counterfeit items through sources and from organizations themselves.

“It is a worldwide exchange that harms genuine organizations. Merchants of counterfeit goods were targeted in many attacks and seizures. We lead assessments in shops and mechanical regions in Dubai and furthermore bring issues to light among the general population,” Lt-Col Bu Osaiba included.

He approached individuals to report promptly on the off chance that they run over fake merchandise or if they have any data on them.