27 arrested, 391 fake phones seized in Tukcom raid

Friday, 01 February 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 5 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

Nearly 400 counterfeit mobile phones were confiscated and 27 vendors arrested as regional intellectual-property police swept through South Pattaya’s Tukcom electronics mall.

Officers seized 391 knockoffs of Apple, Samsung and Nokia phones in the Jan. 17 raid, which also resulted in the seizure of 1,000 copied phone cases, accessories and other gadgets.

Copyright police strike again, this time the mobile phone vendors at Tukcom in South Pattaya.Copyright police strike again, this time the mobile phone vendors at Tukcom in South Pattaya.

Police noted Pattaya remains a hotbed for copies and knockoffs of everything from clothes and luggage to telephones, movies and computer software.

Raids at Tukcom are common, with a number of phone vendors arrested in May last year there. Virtually all shops raided are back in business within days.

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