$4m fake Toyota parts seized in raids across the UAE

Al-Futtaim Toyota, in partnership with government authorities, has completed a total of 16 raids on counterfeit car part dealers
$4m fake Toyota parts seized in raids across the UAE
In 2017 Al-Futtaim Toyota and UAE Government officials successfully executed a total of 29 raids, resulting in the confiscation of goods worth more than AED41 million.
By Sam Bridge
Wed 28 Nov 2018 02:08 PM

Al-Futtaim Toyota, in partnership with government authorities, has completed a total of 16 raids on counterfeit car part dealers across the UAE.

The raids, mainly in Dubai, Al Ain, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Ajman to date, have resulted in more than 300,000 fake Toyota parts valued at over $4 million being confiscated and destroyed.

The majority of the items were serviceable goods such as oil filters, fuel filters and spark plugs, a statement said.

Saud Abbasi, managing director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, said: “The negative safety and economic impacts, as a result of the use and trade of counterfeit parts, are tremendous.

"Our success was only possible with the combined efforts of our brand protection team and UAE government officials from the local economic departments and local police.”

He said that despite their potentially appealing price point, counterfeit spare parts will not just effect vehicle longevity but will also result in a number of fatal accidents on the roads such as failure of brake pads and other essential functions.

In 2017 Al-Futtaim Toyota and UAE Government officials successfully executed a total of 29 raids, resulting in the confiscation of goods worth more than AED41 million.

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