Customs bust jewellery group selling counterfeit Chanel

Macau Customs has busted a chain jewellery group suspected of selling counterfeit products. A total of MOP2.17 million was involved, with six men and three women, aged between 24 and 58, taken in for questioning. Customs say they received a tip-off from the rights holder of Chanel that several shops of a locally renowned jewellery chain group in Central and the Northern District of Macau were selling counterfeit products that infringed upon their copyright. Following an investigation, a raid on the shops was launched on Tuesday. Some 108 items of jewellery worth more than MOP2 million were confiscated from 8 shops, five of them using the title of ‘Certified Shop’. The case has been handed to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Meanwhile, the Consumer Council says it has frozen the entitlement of five shops involved to the ‘Certified Shop’ logo and will decide whether to suspend the shops’ entitlement once investigations are completed and a verdict announced.