Counterfeit goods seized
TenIntelligence, in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Sharjah Criminal Investigation Department (CID), has successfully carried out raids on electronic products and many counterfeit goods were seized. Our Dubai team worked with UL, a global independent safety science company, to assist officers from Sharjah CID in identifying almost AED 4 million worth of counterfeit products and items that featured unauthorised trademarks.
TenIntelligence provided Sharjah CID with evidence of the counterfeit products and their locations, as well as additional assistance during the raids. Counterfeit goods seized included items with a total value of AED 3,997,667 were confiscated, including 30,546 illegal lithium-ion batteries, AC adaptors, chargers, keyboards, hard drives and LCD screens.
TenIntelligence is pleased to work with local and global law enforcement authorities and contribute to apprehending and prosecuting counterfeiters who break the law. It is also important to recognise that this successful collaboration has protected the public’s safety and prevented the spread and sale of illegal and dangerous counterfeit goods across the Emirates. The operation was the latest in a series of ongoing collaborations between UL, TenIntelligence, police and local authorities in the UAE designed to target sellers and manufacturers of such goods.
Cate Wells, Managing Director (Dubai), said: “This joint approach proves we can prevent the sale and distribution of hazardous and substandard commodities. For clients like UL, it is their utmost desire to prevent harm to consumers and they are concerned with much more than the financial value of the goods that have been removed from the markets. Many counterfeit goods seized during this operation is a great outcome. Congratulations to all involved – our Dubai Team, Sharjah CID and Natalie Wong and Hamid Syed at UL.”
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