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UAE's Toyota dealer seizes over 178,000 fake car parts

Al-Futtaim Toyota, in partnership with the UAE Government, conducts eight raids, confiscates parts worth AED4.2m

UAE's Toyota dealer seizes over 178,000 fake car parts
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Al-Futtaim Toyota, in partnership with the UAE Government, has conducted eight raids on counterfeit car part dealers across various emirates during the first two months of 2018.

The raids resulted in the confiscation of 178,781 fake car parts worth AED4.2 million, the auto dealer said in a statement.

It added that the eight raids were executed across Al Ain, Umm al Quwain and Dubai.

In Al Ain, a villa was raided with the help of themunicipality, police, Al Ain Economic Development Department (EDD) and other government entities, resulting in the confiscation of counterfeit parts worth AED120,000. Another batch of counterfeit parts worth AED1.2 million was found in a 40ft container in Dubai Warsan 3.

Saud Abbasi, managing director of Al-Futtaim-Toyota, said: “The dangers accompanying the use of counterfeit car parts are massive. These parts are not produced by certified manufacturers and do not meet the standards of safety and quality set by manufacturers.

"Using these fake parts not only puts the driver at risk, but also their families and the public. We implore the public to always opt for original and high-quality parts from authorized dealers.”

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