The Recycler
  • G&G Feb 24 Masthead Banner
  • Katun web banner December 2022 NEW
  • Biuromax Masthead web banner March 2024

Dubai police seize counterfeit cartridges

June 25, 2018

A consignment of illegal ink cartridges has been seized by Dubai police and seven people have been taken into custody.

As Gulf News reports, Dh3.2 million ($871,341/€745,451) of counterfeit printer ink cartridges have been confiscated from an apartment in Dubai’s Naif area, and seven suspects have been apprehended.

Lieutenant-Colonel Omar Mohammad Bin Hamad, deputy director of the Anti-Economic Crime Department, said, “We were alerted about fake HP ink packs being distributed in the market.”

Police promptly raided the apartment and took into custody the owner and six suspects, whom he had employed to pack the cartridges, which were designed to look like HP originals.

“They had been selling them in the local market and exporting them,” Lt-Col Bin Hamad said. “We seized fake cartridges worth Dh3.2 million ($871,341/€745,451). The suspects confessed to the crime and were referred to the Public Prosecution.”

Lt-Col Bin Hamad has urged members of the public to come forward and report any other instances of people selling suspected counterfeit products.

“It is a global trade that damages legitimate businesses. We conduct inspections in shops and industrial areas in Dubai and also raise awareness among the public. Combating economic crimes is very important as it affects the famous brands being sold here,” he explained.

HP has been famously dedicated when it comes to cracking down on the sale of counterfeit printing consumables in the region, and has assisted Dubai authorities on a number of occasions as well as helping to shut down counterfeiters in other nations, such as Nigeria and Kenya.

 

Categories : Around the Industry

Tags : Cartridges Counterfeit Dubai HP

  • TN Group Web ad March 2024
  • Cartridge Web Ad March 2024
  • GM Technology Web Ad March 2024
  • Static Control June 2022 Big & Bold Ad
  • Apex Feb Web Banner Big & Bold
  • IR Italiana Web ad January 2021
  • Aster Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Mito Web advert July 2023
  • Ink Tank Web Ad March 2024
  • G&G Big & Bold Web banner January 2024
  • Biuromax 300 x 500 Banner February 2024
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • PCL Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • PCL Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • PCL Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024

The Recycler, Wittas House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, OX28 4BH, United Kingdom | Tel: +44 (0) 1993 899800 | Fax : +44 (0) 1993 226899
©2006-2023 The Recycler - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy including cookie use

Web design Dorset | Websites by Mark

The Recycler Subscribe Web ad January 2021
The Recycler Subscribe Web ad January 2021