Market officials examine a storage facility containing counterfeit goods in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo courtesy of HCMC Department of Market Surveillance
Ho Chi Minh City market authorities have discovered two batches of suspected counterfeit cosmetic products worth a total of nearly VND2 billion (US$84,000).
On Thursday they raided two warehouses in Go Vap District where they suspected fake goods were stored.
From the first warehouse on Nguyen Tu Gian Road they seized 6,000 products including medicated oils labeled as made in Singapore, exfoliating creams, hair conditioners, and skin care lotions estimated to be worth VND1.2 billion.
From the second on Pham Van Chieu Road they confiscated over 30,000 deodorants, pimple gels, perfumes, and others worth VND738 million.
Comestics with signs of counterfeits are discovered in a storage facility in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo courtesy of HCMC Department of Market Surveillance
All of them belong to Ngo Thai H., a 29-year-old individual living in Long An Province. His full name was not disclosed.
Authorities said there are signs the products had been smuggled into the country and affixed with fake labels.
The owner has not furnished documents showing their origin.
Authorities are investigating.