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Dubai police foils $680m counterfeiting cases in 2019

Nearly 300 cases of counterfeiting and forgery were foiled last year, according to economic crimes unit of Dubai CID

Dubai police foils $680m counterfeiting cases in 2019
Counterfeit bags. (Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Dubai Police on Friday announced it managed to stop 297 cases of counterfeiting and forgery in 2019, with a market value of approximately AED2.5 billion ($680 million).

According to the Department of Combating Economic Crimes of the General Department of Criminal investigations, no effort will be spared to combat economic crimes in the emirate.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jalaf, director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said in comments published by state news agency WAM that Dubai Police managed to preserve the rights of trademarks' owners and their intellectual property through a campaign of inspections.

"More than eight specialised companies from international brands have praised the efforts of the Dubai Police in combating counterfeit products and preserve their intellectual property," Al Jalaf added.

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