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3 million pairs of fake brand name eyeglasses seized

A Chinese man was arrested and about 3 million pairs of fake brandname eyeglasses seized during raids on premises in Dao Khanong area of Thon buri district by officials of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on Tuesday.

Armed with a warrant issued by the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, DSI secretary-general Pol Lt Col Korawat Panpapakorn led a team of investigators to search the BMC Dao Khanong Cinema and Dao Khanong apartments room numbers 1418, 1420, 1611 and 1612.

They were acting on information pirated eyewear was being stored there.

They found about 3 million pairs of eyeglasses fraudlently branded withnames including Ray Ban, Gucci, Oakley, Chanel, Christian Dior, Doilce & Gabbana (D&G), Cartier, Montblanc, Armani, Fendi, Gentel Monster, Celine and Versace. All had been smuggled into the country.

The fake goods were worth an estimated 300 million baht in total, according to the DSI.

A Chinese man, identified as Shang Li Li, 42, was arrested and charged with smuggling.

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