Counterfeit Cartridges Worth US$3 Million Seized in RAK

The Ras Al Khaimah (RAK, United Arab Emirates) police have seized counterfeit ink and toner cartridges worth Dh11 million (approximately $3 million USD) from a villa in RAK city, and cracked down on a gang of Asian criminals involved, reports Khaleejtimes.

Major-General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the RAK police, said, “The gang’s villa was put under surveillance. After the tip-off was confirmed, the villa was raided.”

Colonel Abdullah Ali Mankhas, Director of the Criminal Investigations Department, said the suspects were arrested on site. “The tools used in the counterfeit process, along with the duplicate products were seized in collaboration with the inspectors of the RAK Department of Economic Development.”

He added that the suspects had confessed to the crime. “They told the police that they rented their villa only for packing, wrapping and counterfeiting ink and toner cartridges that were to be promoted in the markets and shopping centers of all emirates of the country.”


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