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Dubai Police seizes fake luxury watches worth $330m

In an operation called 60 Minutes, Dubai Police says it swooped on the counterfeit business in Naif area

Dubai Police seizes fake luxury watches worth $330m

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jalaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police.

Dubai Police has announced it has recently confiscated more than 29,000 counterfeit watches with a market value of more than AED1.2 billion ($330 million).

In an operation called 60 Minutes, Dubai Police said it apprehended two men who ran the counterfeit business in Naif area, located their hideouts and confiscated the counterfeit items.

Speaking at a press conference, Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jalaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police, praised the coordination between government entities and private companies that attributed to the success of the operation.

“Upon receiving a tip from a reliable source on some illegal business promoting and selling counterfeit goods in Naif area, our team started investigating the case to pinpoint the suspects and locate their whereabouts," he said.

Two suspects of Asian nationality who have criminal records were identified and two apartments being used to store the counterfeit goods was located, he added.

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