Dubai authorities seize AED 4m worth of fake electronics

By on August 6, 2012
submit to reddit

Warehouse raid results in 120 tonne worth of fake TVs, DVD players and other home appliances.


AED 4 million worth of fake electronic goods were seized by Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED) from a warehouse in Al Aweer yesterday. The authorities call it the biggest crackdown on counterfeiting to date in the country.

The warehouse contained more than 20,600 packaged duplicates from a variety of electronics brands, including LG, Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Hitachi. The total weight of the seized goods metered upto 120 tonnes and included 5,000 TVs, 7,000 DVD players, a number of stereo sets, and other home appliances.

“Dubai being a major logistics hub and retail destination we maintain an extreme vigil against counterfeiting and trademark infringement. The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection division conducts regular market inspections and also acts on complaints received, to avoid Dubai being used as a conduit to sell or distribute counterfeit goods,” said Khalid Ali Al Youha, acting manager of DED’s Intellectual Property Rights Protection Unit.

According to DED, the owner of the warehouse will be given an AED 30,000 fine, and the confiscated goods will be destroyed.

Source: Gulfnews.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

  • Guest007

    Just a 30,000 dhs fine ? Why not also give him a bouquet for his effort !

    Its ridiculous the amount of fake stuff thats comes into the market and subsequently in our homes. No wonder TVs and electronics and appliances don’t last the way they used to.

Most Read
Most Commented
Win two Toshiba AT200 tablets

This festive season Toshiba has 2 tablets to giveaway.

Win an MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard

Thanks to MSI we have an great AMD FM2 motherboard to giveaway.

Win a Nokia Asha 311

Thanks to Nokia we have a great entry-level smartphone to giveaway.