Over 1 mil pieces of pirated products officially destroyed

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BANGKOK, 10 September 2012 – The Commerce Ministry has recently destroyed over 1 million pieces of pirated products, worth over 1.8 billion baht.

Deputy Minister of Commerce Poom Sarapol presided over the destruction ceremony for pirated goods with cases having been finalized in court. Mr. Poom said that the ceremony is a cooperation between the government sector and the companies whose patents have been infringed.

Approximately 1.1 million pieces of pirated products were destroyed in the event. The products had a combined value of over 1.8 billion baht.

The goods destroyed include 450,000 items seized by the Royal Thai Police, 600,000 items by the Customs Department, and 71,000 items by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI). They weighed altogether about 90 tons.

The pirated products comprised clothes, bags, watches, shoes, auto-parts, tablets, laptops, video-cameras, cosmetic products, CDs and DVDs.

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Correspondent : Nuttaporn Chanchokpong Nuttaporn Chanchokpong

Rewriter : Thammarat Pramotmaneerat

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