B30m pirated goods seized at popular Chiang Mai market
About 200 police raided the Night Bazaar in Muang district of Chiang Mai late on Wednesday night and seized about 27,000 pirated products with an estimated combined market value of 30 million baht.
Starting at about 10pm, police searched 25 outlets at Chiang Mai’s most famous market. Seized products bearing luxury brandnames included shirts, trousers, bags, belts and eyeglasses. The goods were openly displayed. The brands included Louis Vuitton, Prada and Gucci.
Directing the raid, Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy chief of tourist police, said investigators would also track down the producers, smugglers and online and offline sellers of the pirated products. They would face asset seizure and legal action under money-laundering laws. Police arrested 12 people for possession of pirated products.