Raid in Parañaque City results in confiscation of P45 million worth of used and fake products

A new crime-related development took place in the City of Parañaque recently, only this time it is about the seizure of several used and fake items which the Manila Standard reported. The seizure was done by Customs agents.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Standard report. Some parts in boldface…

Custom agents have seized P45 million worth of used clothing and “counterfeit” products in Parañaque City.

The contraband was confiscated during a raid by a team from the Customs Intelligence Group on a warehouse along Baltao Road. The haul consisted of 3,300 bales of used clothing and counterfeit apparel bearing the brands Crocs, Adidas, and Nike, among others.

The operation was conducted during the weekend as ordered by Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

As customers shop online due to the pandemic lockdowns, fake products proliferated, prompting the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) to seek the help of law enforcers, notably the Bureau of Customs.

IPOPHL revealed that complaints on counterfeiting and piracy filed in 2020 with the agency surge to 121 as the coronavirus pandemic presented lucrative opportunities for unscrupulous traders.

The above report ended stating that Republic Act Number 4653 (RA4653) bans the importation of used clothes (also referred to as “ukay-ukay”) to protect the health of Filipinos and preserve Filipino dignity.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are living in Parañaque City, do you believe that a warehouse or a household near you is being used as storage for used clothing and other fake products? In relation to the highlighted news report, do you think that there is a crime syndicate behind the seized items? Do you think Parañaque has lots of spots used for smuggling and the storage of bulks worth of used and fake products? Are you concerned that products you recently bought through the retailers around Parañaque and online are possibly illegitimate?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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