Police raided three Pattaya storage lockers containing 5 million baht in copies of designer-brand goods and arrested 14 on intellectual property charges.
About 50 Royal Thai Police officers stormed a shopping mall on second road May 14, hitting storage facilities on the Beach Road and Second Road sides, as well as inside the mall. More than 10,000 fake Izod Lacoste, Polo, Adidas, Serf and other goods were seized.
Vendors in and around the shopping mall caught selling counterfeit goods were arrested and had their wares confiscated.
Fourteen men and women tied to the dubious duds were arrested and charged with distribution of imitation and copied goods registered in the Kingdom.
Intellectual Property Enforcement chief, Col. Trairong Piewpan, said the raid was done to show complaining overseas governments that Thailand does take action against piracy.